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Dead Roads – The RISER Project

Something strange is happening in small town Alberta. A Haul truck driver finds herself trapped in a dream. A butcher receives an unimaginable shipment of meat. And a bartender, who never left home, is growing wings. A magical-realist story about life on the edge of capitalism.


Zoë Sweet – Producer/Performer/Creator
Darwin Lyons – Producer/Performer/Creator
Clare Preuss – Director/Creator
Neema Bickersteth – Perfromer/Creator
Laura Gardner – Set/Costume Designer
Maddie Bautista – Sound Designer/Composer

Dead Roads is presented as part of The RISER Project, a collaborative producing model presented by Why Not Theatre with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.

April 16, 2016
to April 24, 2016

Tickets are Regular $20 | Youth (under 25) $10


The Theatre Centre

Performance Dates

Saturday April 16 – 1:30pm – Preview
Saturday April 16 – 7:30pm – <em)Opening
Monday April 18 – 9:30pm
Tuesday April 19 – 7:30pm
Wednesday April 20 – 9:30pm
Thursday April 21 – 7:30pm
Friday April 22 – 9:30pm
Saturday April 23 – 1:30pm
Saturday April 23 – 7:30pm
Sunday April 24 – 3:30pm

About The RISER Project
In order to create more access and opportunity for artists, Why Not Theatre is looking at new ways of producing theatre in Toronto for independent artists. The RISER Project brings together a community of senior leadership and emerging artists, to support the artistic risk that independent artists must take in order to create and innovate. The model is designed to maximize existing infrastructures by sharing resources, risk and energy to reduce the producing burden on artists. The senior partners of the 2016 round of productions are Necessary Angel, Nightwood Theatre, fuGEN Theatre, Modern Times, Theatrefront and The Theatre Centre. RISER is made possible with the generous support of the Toronto Art Council’s Open Door Program and the Government of Canada.

May 9, 2016
Our Long-Term-Relationship Partner, Why Not Theatre, has completely taken over our building, and we couldn’t be happier to have them here! Along with presenting The RISER Project in the Incubator, and Iceland and A Reason to Talk in our Mainspace, they are also offering two exciting workshop presentations! Rimah Jabr’s This Is Not What I Want To Tell You Saturday, May 14th at...