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Will You Be My Friend ()

Produced by

Green Light Arts

Presented by

Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Janice Jo Lee
Director: Matt White


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


October 25th, 2018 – November 11th, 2018


Dr. West, Pluto’s leading expert on Earthian Friendiology, presents the findings from his latest experiment on Lonely Entity 1, the patient Janice Joanne Sung Hae Lee. Janice volunteered to be a part of the program because she was lonely and out of options. Mike is a charming and handsome white guy who is always looking for a way to “give back”, and so volunteers to be a part of the program and is paired with Janice despite Janice’s friend, Leila’s protestations.

The play is largely inspired by Janice’s personal experiences living in Waterloo Region. This is a satire exploring how a dominant culture can program people to erase their sense of self, their ancestors, and their identity. (


Janice Jo Lee Performer

Creative Team

Janice Jo Lee Playwright
Matt White Director
Matt White Dramaturge
Janice Jo Lee Composer
Julia Kim Set Designer
Julia Kim Costume Designer
Paul J. Cegys Lighting Designer
Joni NehRita Musical Arrangments


Lin-Mei Lay Stage Manager
Carin Lowerison Producer
Carin Lowerison Movement Coach
Laura Johnson-Sheratt Production Manager


Joey Morin Venue Technician