MONEY - 1st draft reading at BMO Lab


On April 24-25 2024, a star-studded team of Canadian theatre artists gathered at U of T's BMO Lab to read Rick Miller's first draft of MONEY, an epic new play in 3 Acts. The 8 performers included Miller, Maev Beaty, Sébastien Heins, Ryan Cunningham, Rachel Cairns, plus 3 new team members Oliver Dennis, Yanna McIntosh, and Heeyun Park.

Based on content developed in workshops in 2022, Miller wrote over 100 pages of dialogue, and laid out a clear vision for how this epic production will come to life.
Act 1 details the events around the global financial crash of 2008, and how they connect our 8 main characters' lives.
Act 2, set in 1988, providing the 'origin story' for the characters, relationships and conflicts.
Act 3 takes the 8 main storylines into the year 2028, where we speculate about the future, and bring the stories to a stirring close.

***We are about to embark on a fundraising campaign called MONEY for MONEY. If you would like to support (or invest in) this exciting new project, please contact us here. Charitable donation receipts available for donations exceeding $50.

This project is a Kidoons and WYRD Production, in association with The 20K Collective, Canadian Stage and BMO Lab*
(*BMO Lab in Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies and AI)
Development began in 2022, is continuing through 2024, with a World Premiere planned for the 2025-26 theatre season.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

Government of Ontario