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ROPE RUNNING OUT

Nacio and Félix developed a deep and complicated love while navigating trauma. Time has frayed their bonds, but they continue the work of staying together. Until a drifter from Nacio’s past reappears, and they must make a choice: stay bound to what they know, or let go completely.

This sexy, intimate, and unflinching new work received it's world premiere in Toronto, Ontario from May 31 to June 10, 2017. The production was produced by lemonTree creations in their lemonTree {studio} and starred Augusto Bitter, Allister MacDonald, and Chy Ryan Spain. The creative team was as follows:

Director Indrit Kasapi  |  Dramaturg Marjorie Chan  |  Set, Costumes, and Lighting Design Joe Pagnan  |  Sound Design Deanna H. Choi  |  Original Composition Dustin Peters  |  Stage Management Giuseppe Condello  |  Production Management Deb Lim  |  Producer Cole Alvis  |  Performance Coach Salvatore Antonio | Production Photography Dahlia Katz

Rope Running Out was developed at a Soulpepper playwrights circle led by Guillermo Verdecchia and the Cahoots Theatre Hot House Creators Unit led by Marjorie Chan. It received a reading at DaPoPo Theatre’s Live-In Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Raf would like to acknowledge the support of the Toronto Arts Council.


SALVADOR: A LATIN-CANADIAN FANTASIA

{ Winner of Playwright's Guild of Canada's RBC Emerging Playwright Award 2015  |  2nd Place, Uprising National Playwriting Competition  |  Honourable Mention, Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition  | Featured in The Frank Theatre's 2014 national play reading series Clean Sheets }

Challenging entrenched ideas of masculinity and governmental policies on gay rights, Salvador: A Latin-Canadian Fantasia follows a young man tumbling into a world of magic and brutality as he flees a broken heart, searching for connection and self-acceptance.

Based in part on an in person interview with activist and co-founder of Asociación Entre Amigos, Joaquín Cáceres, Salvador is an ode to courage and the mythic reach of love.

Workshop performance produced by We Heart Heartbeats for the Toronto Fringe Festival and the TD Culturally Diverse Artists Project, running from July 3 to July 13, 2014. The production starred Jaime Hernandez-Lujan, Rafael Antonio Renderos, and Jamie Johnson. The creative team was as follows:

Director  Sam Graham  |  Stage Management Katherine Bignell  |  Producers Sam Graham, Rafael Antonio Renderos

Raf would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council through the recommendation of Alameda Theatre and Cahoots Theatre.


MISS PERSONA AND THE MARVELOUS MELODIES

Follow Miss Persona and her fuzzy friend George as they learn about healthy eating and recycling in these web-based preschool shorts.

ORIGINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT

Created by Kimberly Persona, Sam Graham, and Rafael Antonio Renderos

Produced by Hazel House Productions  |  Directed by Kristin Waterson  |  Written by Rafael Antonio Renderos  |  Starring: Kimberly Persona, Sam Graham, Alan Kliffer, and Kyle Fredenburg


ATOP COAT MOUNTAIN

In the very first original short film written and directed by Rafael Antonio Renderos, three friends languish at a terrible party. Searching for a way to entertain themselves, they discover their untapped powers of mind control.

Written and Directed by Rafael Antonio Renderos  |  Produced by Domini Anderson  |  Co-Produced by Sam Graham  |  Starring Domini Anderson, Alan Kliffer, Alexander Plouffe, and Sam Graham

Director of Photography Alex Ordanis  |  Editor Cam McLauchlin  |  Production Designer Domini Anderson  |  Sound Design Jonathan Hawkes  |  Unit Production Manager Sam Graham  |  1st Assistant Director Christopher Yurkovich  |  3rd Assistant Director Michelle Whiting  |  1st Assistant Camera Andrew Morris  |  Gaffer Stefan Kuchar  |  Continuity Julie Webster  |  Location Sound Taylor Doherty  |  Make-up Matty Cameron  |  Hair Patricia Cuthbert  |  Wardrobe Domini Anderson and Rafael Antonio Renderos  |  On Set Wardrobe Karyn Avalon  |  Art Direction Sam Graham, Ciara Verson, and Michelle Whiting  |  Production Assistant Jordan Denomy  |  Colourist  Set Shuter  | Equipment provided by William F. Whites International and Joe Sutherland Rentals