*Extended* Application deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“It works on the premise that other people’s lives are completely fascinating.”
The Guardian

Why Not Theatre, Koffler Centre of the Arts, and Complicité Creative Learning are bringing together mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada (newcomers, as well as those who may have immigrated many years ago) to create and perform in Like Mother, Like Daughter – a participatory performance project whose 2016 Toronto premiere was described as “delicate, generous, inspiring, warm, funny, and in moments, heart-rending.” (Sprockets & Greasepaint)

Directed by Rose Plotek, Like Mother, Like Daughter weaves together stories from 12 pairs of mothers and daughters into a performance of unscripted conversations performed by the mothers and daughters themselves. At the end of each performance the audience is invited to join the mothers and daughters for a light meal – created by Newcomer Kitchen – to continue the conversations.

No performance experience necessary! We’re looking for real stories!

We’re looking for mothers and daughters who…

  • Have migrated to Canada (at least one member of each mother-daughter pair must have been born outside Canada)
  • Feel comfortable conversing and answering questions in English
  • Span a variety of ages/generations (minimum age requirement: 14 years old+)

Selected mothers and daughters will be paid an honorarium for their full participation, and will be expected to participate in all rehearsals, workshops, and performances:

  • 6 workshop/rehearsal sessions: November 2-13, 2018
  • 3-4 selected performances, between November 15-24, 2018

Click here for more info and to apply.

Please e-mail completed applications forms to:

Like Mother, Like Daughter
Performances: November 15 – 24, 2018

918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, Toronto