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Tell Me What It’s Called – The RISER Project

There’s always a space between how you and I understand something. What does that encounter look like? In the laboratory/experiment Tell Me What It’s Called, director Ximena Huizi and a dynamic group of collaborators use an image-based devising process to build, refine, reframe, distil, discard, and build again. The audience is invited to encounter the laboratory as it unfolds, informing and allowing the continuing evolution and morphing of the experiment throughout the run.

*A note on ticket prices for RISER: In order to ensure accessibility, Why Not Theatre invites you to Pay-What-You-Can-Afford. You can pick any one of four prices—$5, $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.


Producing Company Tell Me Theatre
Directed by Ximena Huizi
Producer and Production Management: Molison Farmer
Production Design: Christine Urquhart
Dramaturg: Thomas McKechnie
Associate Producer: Sandra Castillo

Joella Crichton
Andrew Gaboury
Robin Luckwaldt Ross
Ahmed Moneka
Joseph Recinos
Rashida Shaw
Elizabeth Staples
Jessica Zepeda

Production Management by Deborah Lim
Lighting design by Andrew Pye
Publicity by FLIP Publicity (Carrie Sager)
Produced by Why Not Theatre (Ravi Jain, Owais Lightwala, Kelly Read, sandra Henderson)

Tell Me What It’s Called is presented as part of the RISER Project, a collaborative producing model by Why Not Theatre, with the generous support of the Government of Canada.

April 17, 2018
to April 24, 2018

General Admission $5, $20, $35, $60


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Performance Dates:
Tuesday, April 17 – 7:00 PM Preview
Wednesday, April 18 – 7:00 PM Opening
Thursday, April 19 – 7:00 PM
Friday, April 20 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 21 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 22 – 7:00 PM
Monday, April 23 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24 – 7:00 PM

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. RISER senior partners for 2018 are Aluna Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Cahoots, Factory Theatre, fu-GEN Theatre, Modern Times, Necessary Angel, Nightwood Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, Shaw Festival, Roseneath Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille and The Theatre Centre. RISER is made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada.