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

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


Kimberlee Walker
Rebecca Steiner
Benjamin Wert
Johnny Wideman