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As I Must Live It ()

Produced by

Modern Times Stage Company and Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Luke Reece
Director: Daniele Bartolini


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


February 11th, 2024 – March 2nd, 2024


As I Must Live It is a funny, endearing, and thought-provoking new work from award-winning spoken word artist Luke Reece. Through poetic storytelling touching on everything from antagonistic squirrels to Chris Pratt’s abs, Reece shares his experiences growing up with a mentally-ill father in a mixed-race family. Featuring Reece’s signature deft wordplay, with the direction of internationally acclaimed audience-specific practitioner Daniele Bartolini and stunning projections from one of the UK’s leading immersive production design companies, Limbic Cinema. As I Must Live It brings the page to the stage for an intimate and pun-filled event. (


Luke Reece Performer

Creative Team

Luke Reece Playwright
Daniele Bartolini Director
Mahsa Ershadifar Assistant Director
Daniele Bartolini Dramaturge
Indrit Kasapi Dramaturge
Sarah Mansikka Lighting Designer
Jackie Chau Set Designer
Jackie Chau Costume Designer
Adrian Bent Sound Designer
Barrett Hodgson Projection Designer
Thom Buttery Projection Designer


Ada Aguilar Stage Manager
Christopher Sutherland Crew
Connor Price-Kelleher Crew
Nicole Eun-Ju Bell Crew
Laura Warren Crew
Taylor Cole Crew
Ryan Ahlers Set Construction
Matthew Ivanoff Set Construction
Simon Flint Set Construction
Bonnie Thomson Set Construction
Bonnie Thomson Scenic Painter
Ryan Ahlers Scenic Painter
Matthew Ivanoff Scenic Painter
Simon Flint Scenic Painter


Jenn Sartor Producer
Emma Westray Associate Producer
Aidan Hammond Production Manager
Olivia Zotti Production Coordinator
David Fisher Mainspace Technician