Will You Be My Friend

A Green Light Arts Production with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille

Will You Be My Friend is an interactive musical satire about the limits someone will go to for companionship. The show is a funny, provocative, and personal exploration of navigating life as a Korean-Canadian woman in dominant white Canadian culture. It’s the first theatre piece by multidisciplinary folk artist Janice Jo Lee, who’s from Kitchener-Waterloo.

Venue: Backspace

Running Time: 85 minutes 

Content Warnings: Some strong language




Creator/Performer: Janice Jo Lee


Director: Matt White
Set & Costume Designer: Julia Kim
Musical Arrangments/Recordings: Joni Nehrita
Lighting Designer: Paul Cegys


Wednesday October 31 @ 6:45pm

What is The Preamble? This free pre-show program features Artistic Director Andy McKim in conversation with an artist from the play, or a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation. There are always snacks from a local restaurant to keep things casual.

The snacks for this pre-show chat are generously provided by:
Tequila Bookworm

Show your ticket at Tequila Bookworm on the night you attend and get $6 drinks before or after the show!


Sunday November 4 (post-show)

After the performance you are welcome to stay and take part in our  Q&A with some of the cast and/or creative team. Q&A’s are usually hosted  by TPM’s Associate Artistic Producer Jivesh Parasram. Q&A’s are a chance  for you to ask questions or just find out more about the play or the  process of creating the work.

Relaxed Run

Theatre Passe Muraille will be piloting Relaxed Runs for select shows in our 2018-19 Season. This means if a show is doing a Relaxed Run that all of the performance in the show will be considered Relaxed Performances. For more information about Relaxed Performances click here.

Founded in 2014 by Matt White and Carin Lowerison, Green Light Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Waterloo Region. Their mission is to create and produce entertaining, challenging, and unique theatre experiences that engage and inspire audiences to make the world a better place. They strive to cultivate a relevant artistic voice in contemporary society and use theatre as the beginning of a conversation towards positive social change.

To find out more about Green Light Arts visit their website here