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What Brings You In

RISER Toronto 2022

Produced by Leslie Ting Productions
Presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Toronto

A violinist confronts the noise of her psyche in an electroacoustic soundscape. A percussionist sifts through her subconscious in a sandbox. WHAT BRINGS YOU IN—an interactive digital performance—is a music-driven project that explores the many ways we engage with the therapeutic process.

This prototype is designed for blind, low vision, and sighted audience members alike.


For this development showing with RISER
Creator, Producer, Violinist: Leslie Ting
Producer: Kari Pederson
Percussionist: Germaine Liu
Composer: Linda Catlin Smith
Composer: Rose Bolton
Composer: Julia Mermelstein
Audio Engineer & Sound Designer: Matt Smith
Live Performance Audio Engineer: Matt Rideout
Experience Designer: Marie LeBlanc Flanagan
Web Developer: Ramsey Nasser
Web Visual Identity Consultant: Stephanie Kuse
Blind/Disability Dramaturg: Jessica Watkin
Web Accessibility Consultant: Inclusive Media
Outside Eye: Christopher Willes
Stage Manager: Sara Constant

Thank you Elysha Poirier, William Fallon, Deanna Choi, Alex Bulmer, Felix Morrell and Devan Sandiford.

For RISER Toronto 2022
Production Manager: Crystal Lee
Associate Production Manager: Carlos I. Varela Serra
Publicist: Damien Nelson
Producer: Tom Arthur Davis
Assistant Producer: Matthew Eger

What Brings You In is presented as part of RISER Toronto, a collaborative producing model created by Why Not Theatre with the generous support of RBC Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Government of Canada.

From May 5,
to May 8, 2022

Tickets are Pay What You Can Afford ($5, $12, $20, $35, $50, $100)


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Thursday, May 5 – 7:30pm
Friday, May 6 – 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7 – 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8 – 2pm

Please note – this is a live, online performance with optional digital interactivity. Latecomers will enter the experience in real-time.

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