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Oraltorio: a Theatrical Mixtape - The RISER Project

Oraltorio: a Theatrical Mixtape is a coming of age story that traces the personal and collective journey of Northside-born girls as they grapple with identity, migrate through their histories, and manifest their lineages through ancient, contemporary, and Afro-futuristic soundscapes; finding the multi-layered voices of the B Girl and the DJ, as the traditional storyteller and drummer are reborn in their beats and rhymes.


Performed by: Motion and DJ L’Oqenz
Written by: Motion
Music & Sound Design by: DJ L’Oqenz
Director: Mumbi Tindyebwa
Choreographer: Roger C. Jeffrey
Assistant Director: Saccha Dennis
Stage Manager: Tara Mohan
Set & Props Designer: Jackie Chau
Costume Designer: Mariuxi Zambrano
Lighting Designer: Andre du Toit
Video Designer: Ramon Charles
Associate Video Designer: Remington North
Associate Sound Designer: David Mesiha
Dramaturge: Mel Hague
Produced by: MotionLive Collective in association with IFT Theatre and Newface Entertainment

April 29, 2016
to May 12, 2016

Regular $20 | Youth (under 25) $10


The Theatre Centre

Performance Dates

Friday April 29 – 8:30pm – Preview
Saturday April 30 – 9:30pm – Opening
Sunday May 1 – 1:30pm
Tuesday May 3 – 7:30pm
Wednesday May 4 – 7:30pm
Thursday May 5 – 7:30pm
Friday May 6 – 7:30pm
Saturday May 7 – 1:30pm
Saturday May 7 – 7:30pm
Monday May 9 – 7:30pm
Tuesday May 10 – 7:30pm
Wednesday May 11 – 7:30pm
Thursday May 12 – 10:45pm

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.