Will You Be My Friend
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.
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE.
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
ABOUT GREEN LIGHT ARTS
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.