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An IMM-Permanent Resident ()

Produced by

Nautanki Bazaar

Presented by

The Riser Project

Playwrights: Neha Poduval and Himanshu Sitlani
Director: Miquelon Rodriguez


The Theatre Centre – BMO Incubator


April 1st, 2022 – April 10th, 2022


A comedy infused with Bollywood elements, An IMM-Permanent Resident is a hilarious take on the mundane and tiresome bureaucracy of the Canadian Immigration process, as experienced by playwrights and real-life couple, Himanshu and Neha. The play explores the irreverent journey to obtain Neha’s PR status, including the couple’s trials and tribulations as they put their hopes and dreams on pause (indefinitely). Through wit and creative banter, this fast-paced roller coaster transports us between Mumbai and Toronto, as Neha and Himanshu navigate the immigration system and ask themselves – is love worth it all? (


Himanshu Sitlani Performer
Neha Poduval Performer

Creative Team

Neha Poduval Playwright
Himanshu Sitlani Playwright
Miquelon Rodriguez Director
Miquelon Rodriguez Sound Designer
André Du Toit Lighting Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Matt McGeachy Dramaturge


Julia Howman Production Manager
Rimsha Minocha Apprentice Stage Manager
Rimsha Minocha Apprentice Production Manager
Neema Kaushik PR & Publicity
Mitchell Ayres Set Builder
Siddharth Kuma Photography
Dahlia Katz Photography