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An IMM-Permanent Resident

RISER Toronto 2022

Produced by Nautanki Bazaar Presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Toronto

A comedy infused with Bollywood elements, An IMM-Permanent Resident is a hilarious take on the mundane and tiresome bureaucracy of the Canadian immigration process, as experienced by playwrights and real-life couple, Himanshu and Neha. An IMM-Permanent Resident explores the irreverent journey in obtaining Neha’s PR status, including the couple’s trials and tribulations as they put their hopes and dreams on pause (indefinitely). Join them on this roller coaster ride as they transport us between Mumbai and Toronto while navigating the immigration system and asking themselves – is love worth it all?


Director: Miquelon Rodriguez
Writers & Performers: Neha Poduval & Himanshu Sitlani
Lighting Designer: André du Toit
Set and Costume Design: Jung-Hye Kim
Stage Manager: Lily Chan
Production Manager: Julia Howman
Apprentice Production & Stage Manager: Rimsha Minocha
PR & Publicity: Neema Kaushik
Dramaturgy: Matt McGeachy

For RISER Toronto 2022
Production Manager: Crystal Lee
Associate Production Manager: Carlos I. Varela Serra
Publicist: Damien Nelson
Producer: Tom Arthur Davis
Assistant Producer: Matthew Eger

An IMM-Permanent Resident is presented as part of RISER Toronto, a collaborative producing model created by Why Not Theatre with the generous support of RBC Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Government of Canada.

From April 1,
to April 10, 2022

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


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

April 1 – 7pm (preview)
April 2 – 7pm
April 3 – 2pm (talkback)
April 5 – 7pm (relaxed)
April 6 – 7pm
April 7 – 7pm
April 8 – 7pm (talkback)
April 9 – 7pm
April 10 – 2pm

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