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Runs from Friday April 10 2020 to Sunday April 19 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


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

Event Notes

× Gods Like Us

Written by Vince Deiulis & Zazu Oke
Directed by Majdi Bou-Matar
Produced by Theatre Nidãna
Presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project

A Canadian soldier mistakes a Nigerian farmer for a wanted man. As uncomfortable truths are uncovered, mounting tension forces these two men to confront their preconceived notions of justice, morality and each other. Set against the dusty backdrop of a Nigerian yam field during the First World War, Gods Like Us urges audiences to question what they know about the wider impact of this truly global conflict.

Written & Performed by Vince Deiulis & Zazu Oke
Assistant Directed by Debbie Deer
Dramaturgy by Tawiah Ben M’Carthy
Scenic Design by Wes Babcock
Lighting Design by Rebecca Vandevelde

Produced by Vince Deiulis & Zazu Oke & Theatre Nidãna
Associate Produced by Genna Giampaolo
Production Management/Technical Direction by Cara Baum
Stage Management by Anastasiya Popova

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

Gods Like Us 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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