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El Retorno/I Return

RISER Project 2 Show Pass – One ticket for any two of the four shows in the Spring 2017 RISER Project for only $20 (plus applicable service charges).

In 1979, a Chilean family, in political exile in Canada, traveled to Eastern Europe with their young children to prepare for The Return Plan, an international effort to topple the Pinochet dictatorship. El Retorno/I Return explores family, exile and revolution, and journeys into the heart of Latin American history.

El Retorno/I Return is presented as part of the RISER Project, a collaborative producing model by Why Not Theatre, with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Government of Canada.

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 2017 round of productions are Necessary Angel, Nightwood Theatre, fuGEN Theatre, Modern Times, 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.


Written, directed and produced by Marilo Nuñez
Set, projection, and shadow puppet design by Peter Riddihough
Costume design by Kelly Wolf
Sound design by Michael Rinaldi
Choreography by Olga Barrios
Dramaturgy by Ric Knowles
Featuring Alejandro Ampudia, Anita La Selva, Ximena Huizi, Augusto Bitter, and Sofia Rodriguez

For RISER Project:
Production management by Deborah Lim
Lighting design by Kaileigh Krystofiak
Publicity by FLIP Publicity (Carrie Sager)
Produced by Why Not Theatre (Ravi Jain, Owais Lightwala, Kelly Read)

From May 5, 2017
to May 13, 2017

Tickets are Regular $15 | Two Show Pass $20 Service charges may apply


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Friday, May 5 – 7:00pm – Preview
Saturday, May 6 – 7:00pm – Opening
Monday, May 8 – 9:30pm
Tuesday, May 9 – 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 10 – 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11 – 7:00pm
Friday, May 12 – 9:30pm
Saturday, May 13 – 7:00pm

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...