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