Presented in partnership with Rose Coloured Theatre and Obsidian Theatre

When purple popsicles can no longer soothe Tamara’s pain, she prays to the Great JB for guidance. To her surprise, He answers. Through the power of magic, Tamara and her friends embark on an epic journey. Together, they fight off the shadows that have overtaken Tamara’s mind. 

Will this be their last hurrah? Or, will these teens find a way to stay connected beyond the confines of a computer lab?

WARNING: Houselessness, Course Language, Death, References to violence, Loud and Sudden Sounds

This production was made possible thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants (awarded by Obsidian, Tarragon, Roseneath, Young People’s and Carousel Players Theatre) and TEC grant from The National Theatre School of Canada.

A Talking Circle will follow the performance.


  • RUN TIME: 1 hour, followed by a 20 minute Talking Circle
  • Playwright and Co-Producer: isi bhakhomen
  • Sound Designer: Alex Cameron
  • Co-Producer: Romi Shraiter
  • Director: Megan Legesse
  • Dramaturg: Kalale Dalton-Lutale
  • Set/Costume Designer: Kenzia Dalie
  • Assistant to the Set/Costume Designer: Liz Bragale 
  • Lighting Designer: Vishmayaa Jeyamoorthy
  • Stage Manager: Caitlin Farley
  • Performers: Meghan Aguirre, Cassandra Henry, Ojonugwa Usman, and Anna Morreale
  • Cultural Consultant: Chelsea Clark


Part of the 2022 Festival

  • May 19 at 6:00 PM EST

  • May 20 at 8:30 PM EST

Thank you to: Maritza Uculmana-Falcon, Philip and Elizabeth Anene, Miquelon “Mickey” Rodriguez, Jasmine Chen, Paula Wing, Caitie Graham, Lisa Karen Cox, ahdri zhina mandiela, Andrea Romaldi, Philip Geller, Kalale Dalton-Lutale, Cynthia Duncan, Tamerra London, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, and the Paprika Team.


Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall



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isi bhakhomen

isi bhakhomen

isi bhakhomen (they/them) is a NIGERIAN and PERUVIAN theatre practitioner that dabbles in playwriting, acting, directing and criticism. In 2021, they graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada’s acting program. As a playwright they have participated in many writing circles such as Factory Theatre’s The Foundry, Tarragon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Unit, and Shakespeare in the Ruff’s Young Ruffians Program. This season you can catch them performing in Death and the King’s Horseman and Hamlet at the Stratford Festival. In addition, they were recently appointed as a board member for Cahoots Theatre. 

Through storytelling they aim to build worlds that give black children permission to breathe, to release, and to heal.

@isi_bhakhomen (instagram) 

Alyx Cameron

Alex Cameron

Alyx, aka Cloud (she/her), is a theatre artist, musician, and performer from the GTA. Outside of Paprika, she has performed and collaborated with theatre companies and artistic organizations such as Nightwood Theatre (2022 Innovators), Toronto Fringe (2018+2022 as performer, 2021 with TENT), Crane Creations Theatre Company (2020 Summer Ensemble), Theatre Gargantua (2020 Emerging Artists’ Roundtable), Blackwood Gallery, and The Power Plant.

She is excited by theatre because it represents a synthesis of the arts. As such, her work seeks to cross disciplines and media forms, including visual art, digital media, and music. In doing so, her work can be seen as an allegorical reflection of the kaleidoscopic, cross-boundary experience of existing across multiple intersections, particularly of gender and race, as well as extending gratitude towards the multiple communities she is a part of.

With generous OAC Recommender Grant support from Nightwood Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and Buddies in Bad Times, she is currently devising a performance piece titled Dreams, and she is excited to share hers with you very soon.