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Directed by Nikki Shaffeeullah

RISERx is presented by Why Not Theatre and Toronto Metropolitan University

What if you could hold the soul of your loved one in your hands? Or see inside their memories? Or talk to them after death? TomorrowLove is a cycle of short plays about love, sex, and the future. Questioning how innovation impacts relationships, these stories explore how technology can create new dimensions of human connection – and perhaps reveal what we should have known all along.


Written by Rosamund Small

Performed by Jeff Clement, Ayden Elworthy, Elena Milo, Landon Nesbitt, Josh Palmer, McKenzie Somppi

Set Design by Delia Yuan

Lighting Design by Gavin Mcdonald

Costume Design by Carlyn Rahusaar Routledge

Sound Design by Sam Fergusson

Directing Coach – Sarah Garton Stanley

Intimacy Director – Corey Tazmania

Fight Director – Christopher Mott

Assistant Set & Props Designer – Alyssa Duhaney

Assistant Lighting Design – Sasha Alymova

Production Manager – Carlos Varela

Technical Director – Curtis Whittaker

Assistant Production Manager – Jonathan Cestnick, Kiera Deorksen

Smith Stage Manager – Nika Jalali

Assistant Stage Manager – Elijah MacLeod

From April 13
to April 22, 2023

Tickets are $12.50/ $22.50 / $35 / $50


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Thursday, April 13 – 9pm

Friday, April 14 – 7pm

Tuesday, April 18 – 9pm

Wednesday, April 19 – 7pm

Friday, April 21 – 9pm

Saturday, April 22 – 7pm

This performance is 75 minutes

Ian stands sideways as he closes his eyes. Ian is a Black man with a cropped beard and shaved, black hair. He is a wearing black sweater.
April 25, 2023
The Theatre Centre is thrilled to announce Loss by Ian Kamau, featuring poems by his father, writer & filmmaker Roger McTair, music composed by Bruce A. Russell, Kamau, and Njo Kong Kie, video by award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Hsuing, and environmental design by acclaimed installation artist Javid Jah.
Akash smiles as she scrapes icing from the mixer. White brick wall is filled with cooking gear in our tiny café kitchen.
April 12, 2023
Please join us in welcoming Akash Swar as The Theatre Centre Café's new baker-in-residence! Akash's beautiful pastries are available at our café right now, and we are so happy to welcome her to the team.
November 11, 2022
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre, Broken Shapes is a collaborative hybrid performance constructed of visual installations, videos, and performance. We connected with co-creators Rimah Jabr and Dareen Abbas during rehearsal to talk about notions of space, blurred lines between grief and healing, and the process of bringing Broken Shapes to fruition.

14+ recommended; discussions of sex, death, grief.

A note on ticket prices for RISERx: In order to ensure accessibility, Why Not Theatre invites you to pay what you can afford. You can pick any one of four prices – $12.50, $22.50, $35, $50 – whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level. Pick the price you would like for your ticket and book your seat. The higher price-points help to keep tickets accessible for everyone. Thanks for your support, and we’ll see you at the show!