We Are XX

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4 women reveal never-before shared stories and secrets from their lives in a theatrical dismantling of gender and cultural expectations. Their inner-most desires, frustrations, hopes, fears, and triumphs take centre stage in this deeply personal, collectively-created piece.


Created by: Samay Arcentales, Hasina Madadi, Rafia Salam, Anne Vo

Director: Ali Joy Richardson

Featuring: Samay Arcentales, Rafia Salam, Anne Vo

Stage Manager: Thilini Seevakireedam

Lighting: Echo Zhou

Sound: Deanna Galati

Costumes: Samay Arcentales, Hasina Madadi, Rafia Salam, Anne Vo

Set Designers:  Annie Chen,Celine Doan, Alma Gul, Sivaranjani Kanagaratnam, Nadia Salam

Facilitator and Producer: Jijo Quayson

Producer: Deanna Galati

Special Thanks: Jessica Fleming, Amanda Pileggi, Regent Park Film Festival


30 minutes


Tuesday May 24, 4:45pm (Double-Bill: Intermezzo)

Saturday May 28, 5:15pm (Triple-Bill: I’ll Miss You A Little & 13 Times When)

Sunday May 29, 2pm (Triple-Bill: I’ll Miss You A Little & She is Right Here)



The Regent Collective is a multidisciplinary arts program, taking place in the Regent Park community and facilitated by Paprika’s Community Arts Manager Jijo Quayson. Members of this program train primarily in theatre techniques but also explore spoken word, visual arts, dance, playwriting, singing and more. After building this diverse skill-set, group members create, workshop and rehearse their self-created collaborative theatre piece to be featured in the annual Paprika Festival.