Growing Up Regent at #SummerWorksTO

We are VERY excited to announce that Growing Up Regent, a Kick Start Arts Production, has been selected to PREMIERE opening night at the Summerworks Festival!

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An adaptation of The Regent Park Project, Growing Up Regent expands on the world of our web series, and brings it to stage for its world premiere at 8:30pm on August 1st, 2024 at the Aki Theatre.

Growing Up Regent is a play created from within Toronto’s oldest public housing community. After the shooting death of sixteen year old Travis, his chosen family struggles with grief, guilt, the police, and adult decisions made way too young. Will Lila find solace in her spoken word? Will Kalima’s foray into social media help or hinder? Will Fleurie’s friends be able to intervene before it’s too late? A testament to the significance of love and family in hard times, Growing Up Regent asks the question – What would you do for the people you love?

Purchase your tickets here!

Please support our play, free training and the development of our feature film by donating to our Go Fund Me. All proceeds will go towards supporting this programming for and by youth.

Growing Up Regent

Created by:

Actors: Abdullahi Ali, Tony Le, Amanda Pileggi, Zahara Edwards, Rafidah Min Naing, John Cleland 

Lead Writers: Abdullahi Ali and Spider R. Hetherington

Additional Writing: Mandeq Hassan, Tony Le, Amanda Pileggi, Peter Cockett , Ola Njoku, and Jackie Batsinduka

Spoken Word: Ola Njoku and Giselle Jones

Dramaturgy: Paula Wing, and Sheena D. Robertson

Direction: Sheena D. Robertson

Production Manager: Mandeq Hassan

Stage Manager: Keara Hicks

Production Design: Nancy Ciccone

Projection Design: Laura Cardeño