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11:11 – The RISER Project

Produced by AVO Collective
Presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project

About 11:11
Where the spirit world and the real world meet, lies a bio-mythical monodrama unapologetically crafted and performed by critically acclaimed trans identified artist, Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. Dramaturged and directed by multi award winning artist, d’bi.young anitafrika. 11:11 explores the other side of fear through the eyes of a young, black transman struggling to obey the ancestral messages saturating his dreams.

*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.


Credits for 11:11
Written and Performed by Samson Bonkeabantu Brown
Dramaturged & directed by d’bi.young anitafrika
Produced by Brett Haynes/Triangle Pi Productions
Lighting Design André du Toit
Stage Manager Lexi Sproule

Credits for RISER Project:
Production Management by Crystal Lee Chettiar
Publicity by Carrie Sager (FLIP Publicity)
RISER Project 2019 produced by Tom Arthur Davis

May 26, 2019
to June 1, 2019

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can-Afford $12, $20, $35, $60


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Performance Dates:
Sunday, May 26 – 7:00PM Preview
Monday, May 27 – 7:00PM Opening
Tuesday, May 28 – 6:00PM
Wednesday, May 29 – 9:00PM
Thursday, May 30 – 6:00PM
Friday, May 31 – 9:00PM
Saturday, June 1 – 6:00PM

About RISER Project
RISER Project is a collaborative producing model for theatre artists and companies to create and present new work. It was developed by Ravi Jain, Owais Lightwala and Kelly Read of Why Not Theatre in order to address some of the challenges of producing independent theatre in Toronto, including the high cost of production, difficulty of building audiences and inefficient use of resources and infrastructure.

RISER Project 2019 is made possible thanks to the generous support of RBC Foundation, TD Bank Group, and the Government of Canada. RISER Project was first piloted with the support of the Toronto Arts Council.