Archive for: May, 2016

RISER 2016

RISER 2016

The RISER Project is a collaborative producing model for theatre artists and companies to create and present new work. It was developed by Why Not Theatre in order to address some of the challenges of producing independent theatre in Toronto, including the high cost of production, difficulty of building audiences and inefficient use of resources and infrastructure.

RISER 2016 at The Theatre Centre

RISER 2016 at The Theatre Centre

In 2016, four shows were produced in repertory over five weeks total.

  • “Dead Roads” by Neema Bickersteth, Darwin Lyons, Clare Preuss, and Zoë Sweet
  • “The Archivist” by Shaista Latif
  • “The Other” by Matthew Mackenzie, directed by Monica Dottor
  • “Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape” by Motion and Music by DJ L’Oqenz

The following are a few images from the planning and early stages of RISER 2016:

First Introduction to the Incubator Space - 08 December 2015

First Introduction to the Incubator Space – 08 December 2015

RISER staff - Owais Lightwala and Kelly Read

RISER staff – Owais Lightwala and Kelly Read

Marketing Workshop at Necessary Angel Theatre offices - 16 February 2016

Marketing Workshop at Necessary Angel Theatre offices – 16 February 2016

For more information about The RISER Project, please visit http://riserproject.org/.