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Runs from Sunday April 12 2020 to Sunday April 19 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


BMO Incubator for Live Arts
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Event Notes

× An IMM-Permanent Resident
Written by Neha Poduval & Himanshu Sitlani
Produced by Nautanki Bazaar
Presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project

A comedy infused with Bollywood elements, An IMM-Permanent Resident is a hilarious take on the mundane and tiresome bureaucracy of the Canadian immigration process, as experienced by playwrights and real-life couple, Himanshu and Neha. An IMM-Permanent Resident explores the irreverent journey in obtaining Neha’s PR status, including the couple's trials and tribulations as they put their hopes and dreams on pause (indefinitely). Join them on this roller coaster ride as they transport us between Mumbai and Toronto, while navigating the immigration system and asking themselves – is love worth it all?

Directed by Miquelon Rodriguez
Set and Costume Design: Jung-Hye Kim
Sound Design: Miquelon Rodriguez
Dramaturgy: Matt McGeachy
Production Manager: Gloria Mok
Stage Manager: Lily Chan
Marketing and Publicity: Neema Kaushik

For RISER Project 2020:
Production Management by Crystal Lee Chettiar
Publicity by Damien Nelson (Want & Able Arts Consulting)
Produced by Tom Arthur Davis

An IMM-Permanent Resident is presented as part RISER Project, a collaborative producing model created by Why Not Theatre with the generous support of RBC Foundation, TD Bank Group, and the Government of Canada. RISER is also supported by Aluna Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cahoots Theatre, Factory Theatre, fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company, Modern Times Stage Company, Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Nightwood Theatre, Roseneath Theatre, Shaw Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille, and The Theatre Centre. The first three years of RISER Project were made possible by Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door program.

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