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Runs from Friday April 1 2022 to Sunday April 10 2022

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 Toronto

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?

Director: Miquelon Rodriguez
Writers & Performers: Neha Poduval, Himanshu Sitlani
Lighting Designer: André du Toit
Set and Costume Design: Jung-Hye Kim
Stage Manager: Lily Chan
Production Manager: Julia Howman

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

An IMM-Permanent Resident 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.

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