The Archivist

Showtime: Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Friday, March 6, 2020

Location: RBC Theatre

Tickets: $35.00 and up (HST included, service fees extra)

Show suitable for: All Ages


Date Time Price
The Archivist Date: March 5, 2020 Time: 07:30 pm Price: $35.00 - $45.00 Buy Tickets
The Archivist Date: March 6, 2020 Time: 07:30 pm Price: $35.00 - $45.00 Buy Tickets

The Archivist 

A Shaista Latif Production in association with Why Not Theatre


Shaista Latif is a storyteller who has been invited to tell a story.
She is a perpetual guest, and her time is limited.
So, she will be justifying her existence and building a live archive to mark her eventual disappearance.
This is her story.  This is not Aladdin.  Watch at your discretion.

Through stories, family photographs and videos, personal artifacts and clips from formative 80s and 90s TV shows and movies, Latif weaves a compelling and at times hilarious multimedia narrative about her experience growing up poor in Scarborough public housing after her family emigrated from Afghanistan. 

Presented with the support of the Theatre Connects program of the OAC.


75 mins, no intermission

*Suitable for Ages 14+ due to sensitive content


BIO: Shaista Latif – Creator & Performer


Shaista Latif is an artist, director and facilitator. Her works explore the politics of inclusion and class. Latif’s works have been presented at the NAC’s Ontario Scene Festival, SummerWorks, Why Not Theatre’s Riser Project, Halifax Queer Acts, Art Gallery of Ontario and the Rhubarb Festival. Her play Graceful Rebellions was recently published by Playwrights Canada Press (Queer/Play Book edited by Moynan King). Latif also voiced the character Soraya, in the Oscar nominated animated film The Breadwinner.


“Bold, funny, and inspiring... her delivery and stage presence feels fun and captivating.”

 – NOW Magazine

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