White Muscle Daddy
March 20–31, 2024

“artfully (depicting) the tension, anguish and excitement that comes with grappling with who and how to love.”

— NOW Magazine (on Raf Antonio's 'Rope Running Out')

a Pencil Kit Productions + Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production 

Soon after Jeremy Río clocks in for his first graveyard shift at an exclusive LA gym, he meets Eugene, a fitness influencer who seems to have the life of Jeremy’s dreams—one that’s double stuffed with money, muscles, and parties galore. What begins as an envious crush quickly morphs into an insatiable hunger that threatens to tear Jeremy’s life apart.

A cinematic theatre piece, WHITE MUSCLE DADDY uses projection art, live camera feed and shadow play to spin a chilling yarn about the politics of queer desire.

The performances on Sunday, March 24, and Friday, March 29 will feature captioning projected above the stage, as well as ASL-interpretation at the box office.

illustration by mitch duncan
graphic design by Awake Studio

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Wednesday, March 20 // 7:30PM (preview – CANCELLED)

Thursday, March 21 // 7:30PM (opening night)
Friday, March 22 // 7:30PM
Saturday, March 23 // 7:30PM
Sunday, March 24 // 7:30PM**

Wednesday, March 27 // 7:30PM
Thursday, March 28 // 7:30PM*
Friday, March 29 // 7:30PM**
Saturday, March 30 // 7:30PM
Sunday, March 31 // 7:30PM

*This performance will feature a talkback with members of the creative team.
**These performances will feature captioning projected above the stage, as well as ASL-interpretation at the box office.

Tricia Hagoriles + Raf Antonio // directors
Raf Antonio // playwright + associate producer
Featuring Ray Jacildo, Jaime Lujan, Frankie Bayley, Chel Carmichael, Shaquille Pottinger and Augusto Bitter

Claren Grosz // producer
Taylor Zalik-Young // stage manager
Patrick Lynn // assistant stage manager
Khanh Tudo // director of cinematography
Nicole Eun-Ju Bell // projection design
Connie Oreamuno // projection design assistant
Alia Stephen // lighting designer
Stella Conway // composer/sound designer
Echo Zhou 周芷會 // set designer
Sabrina Mei Ling Pye // associate set designer
Cat Calica // costume designer
Burcu Emeç // intimacy director
Louisa Zhu // fight director
Keshia Palm // dramaturgy
Kat Zoumboulakis // camera operator
Hayden Salter // camera TD


Logo image reading pencil kit productions in a red circle with a white pencil tip dotting the "i" in pencil.Pencil Kit Productions is a Toronto based, ever-evolving theatre and events organism. We are dedicated to generating design-forward new work and building community with an emphasis on alternative, collaborative processes. We’re interested in all things strange, delicious, novel, magic, experiential, sensorial and imagistic. We know that at its heart, theatre is a social art form. We aim to cultivate spaces where artists and audiences can have fun– from workshops to parties to performances. Visit their website.

Video by Hoffworks

We sat down with Tricia (co-director) and Raf (co-director, writer and associate producer) of WHITE MUSCLE DADDY.

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Dates & Times

March 20

Show Run
March 21–31
Wed-Sun 7:30PM

Running Time
2 hours 15 minutes (no intermission)



For each of our mainstage shows this season, we’re offering tickets at a range of price points, though seating is general admission, and every seat is just as good as the next. If cost is a barrier, this is your chance to get an affordable ticket. If you are able to pay more, this is your chance to increase your support for the work onstage and ensure it stays affordable for those who need it.