Based on a true story, “Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft” tells the captivating true story of a Mennonite rebel, his underground newspaper, and the war that changed his life forever.

This thought-provoking, original drama follows the experiences of Sam Steiner (an American draft dodger); from marching with MLK Jr., to being chased by the Feds, “Gadfly” follows the struggle of a young man determined to make sense of his beliefs amidst the political realities of the day.


Written and Directed by Rebecca Steiner
Playwright Dramaturg Johnny Wideman
Stage Manager: Katie Cowie Redekopp

Commissioned by Conrad Grebel University College and the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario


Kimberlee Walker
Rebecca Steiner
Benjamin Wert
Johnny Wideman