heart2heart — RISER Project – Cancelled

UPDATE: The Theatre Centre has made the difficult decision to close our building to the public as of Monday, March 16, 2020 until Sunday, April 5, 2020, inclusive. We have chosen this period in line with recent recommendations announced by Toronto Public Health. For the full update click here.

The upcoming RISER Project 2020 has been cancelled

The box office will be contacting all ticket holders for heart2heart with the following options:
- To convert your ticket into a donation. Your support can make a big impact and we ask that you consider donating the value of your ticket(s) for a charitable donation receipt.
- To receive a full refund.

During this time, we ask for your patience as we reach out to ticket buyers to process donations and returns. Any ticketing inquiries should be made via email to General inquiries should be directed to

If you are looking for additional information regarding COVID-19 and guidelines to help keep yourself and others healthy, we recommend you visit the websites linked below:
- Toronto Public Health
- Government of Canada
- World Health Organization

Choreographed by Aria Evans
Presented as part of Why Not Theatre‘s RISER Project

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
BMO Incubator
April 30–May 9, 2020

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can-Afford $12, $20, $35, $60*
Service charges may apply
Book 416-538-0988 | PURCHASE ONLINE

*A note on ticket prices for RISER Project: In order to ensure accessibility, Why Not Theatre invites you to Pay-What-You-Can-Afford. You can pick any one of four prices—$12, $20, $35, $60—whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level. Pick the price you can afford to pay for your ticket and book your seat.

Join POLITICAL MOVEMENT for the intimate and true stories of 12 movement-based artists. Through 6 unscripted duets centred around ‘conversations about the state of the world’, heart2heart offers a compassionate dance theatre work that questions how we seek to build relationships across difference, across sameness and across generation. Featuring an ensemble of queer, POC, fat, multilingual, non-binary, differently abled, mothers, teachers, immigrants and all Torontonians, heart2heart marks RISER Project’s first-ever programmed dance work.

Created with and performed by:
Tanveer Alam and Angela Sun
Corynne Bisson and Jordan Laffrenier
Michael Caldwell and Liisa Smith
Olivia Croft and Irma Villafuerte
Shay Erlich and Kari Pederson
Karen Kaeja and Sebastian Oreamuno

Dramaturge: Ximena Huizi
Lighting Designer: André du Toit

Funded and Supported by: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Nightswimming Theatre and Volcano Theatre

For RISER Project 2020:
Production Management by Crystal Lee Chettiar
Publicity by Damien Nelson (Want & Able Arts Consulting)
Produced by Tom Arthur Davis

Performance Dates:
Approximate running time: 75 minutes
Thursday, April 30 – 7:00PM Preview
Friday, May 1 – 7:00PM Opening
Saturday, May 2 – 7:00PM
Thursday, May 7 – 7:00PM Relaxed Performance
Friday, May 8 – 7:00PM
Saturday, May 9 – 7:00PM

heart2heart is presented as part RISER Project, a collaborative producing model created by Why Not Theatre with the generous support of RBC Foundation, TD Bank Group, and the Government of Canada. RISER is also supported by Aluna Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cahoots Theatre, Factory Theatre, fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company, Modern Times Stage Company, Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Nightwood Theatre, Roseneath Theatre, Shaw Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille, and The Theatre Centre. The first three years of RISER Project were made possible by Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door program.

RISER Project 2019 also features:
Gods Like Us, April 10—19, 2020
An IMM-Permanent Resident, April 12—19, 2020
The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy), April 30 — May 9, 2020