Will You Be My Friend

Friday  9 November  2018  7:30 PM    Friday  9 November  2018 9:30 PM
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Last update 10/11/2018

This fall, don’t miss Will You Be My Friend produced by Green Light Arts with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille as part of TPM's 2018-19 Season.

4 PREVIEWS: Oct 25-28, 2018 | Thur-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm

12 SHOWS: Oct 30-Nov 11, 2018 | Tue-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm


Dr. West, Pluto's leading Friendiologist, presents a program just for People of Colour (POC) to make friends and find happiness. His secret: become White! Janice, a lonely artist, enthusiastically enrolls and gets paired up with Mike. He's a super well-meaning guy. Observe as she navigates love, friendship and the fun times pretending not to be "ethnic."

Originally titled: Janice Lee and the White Supremacy Smackdown, Will You Be My Friend is a sharply funny and brutally honest musical comedy about the everyday challenges when loving white people. Written by and starring award-winning Korean-Canadian artist, Janice Jo Lee.

Through stories and fifteen original songs the award-winning performer challenges audiences to examine their privileges and reconsider the different ways we act in day-to-day life.

After premiering in Kitchener, ON to sold-out houses, Green Light Arts is bringing their hit show to Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace from Oct 25-Nov 11, 2018, thanks to the support of Theatre Passe Muraille who programmed it in their 2018-19 Season.



Written & Performed by Janice Jo Lee
Directed and Developed by Matt White
Set & Costume Design by Julia Kim
Lighting Design by Paul Cegys
Music Arrangements by Joni Nehrita
Original Music by Janice Jo Lee
Stage Management by Lin-Mei Lay
Production Management by Laura Johnson



Founded in 2014 by Matt White and Carin Lowerison, Green Light Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Waterloo Region. Our mission is to create and produce entertaining, challenging, and unique theatre experiences that engage and inspire audiences to make the world a better place. We strive to cultivate a relevant artistic voice in contemporary society and use theatre as the beginning of a conversation to encourage audiences towards positive social change.

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Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
Ryerson Avenue 16, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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