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Runs from Friday April 15 2022 to Sunday April 24 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour


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

Event Notes

Don Valley Girls
Produced by Poetic License Creations
Presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Toronto

We’ve aged out of being the Main Character, and it kinda really sucks. So we wrote a sketch show about it because why cry when you can cry while you laugh! …on stage, in front of everyone. We're a mashup of Somali/Korean/Palestinian/Pakistani Canadian perspectives from women and non-binary folks, and boy, our sketches don't hold back any punches. You may even experience a punch or two to the gut… with laughter! Come for the snarky blurb, stay for the weird (sometimes heartfelt) sketches, songs, and occasional video interlude. This is NOT your auntie's sketch show. (Or maybe it is.)

This show was selected to be funded through the Sketch Comedy Project Fund, a special project of The Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts and the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

Director - Liza Paul
Producer - Rabiya Mansoor
Music Director & Sound Designer - Ayaka Kinugawa
Writer & Actor - Surer Qaly Deria
Writer & Actor - Mona Hersi
Writer & Actor - Andie Hong
Writer & Actor - Rabiya Mansoor
Writer & Actor - Fateema Al-Hamaydeh Miller
Stage Manager - Patricia Tab
Lighting Designer - André du Toit
Costume Designer - Lucy Wong
Set Designer - Antonia Sinn

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

Don Valley Girls 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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