KISMET one to one hundred

KISMET one to one hundred

In the spring of 2009, four artists set out across Canada to interview one hundred people, ages 1 through 100 about their experiences and beliefs around KISMET – fate and destiny. What they discovered on the road – a myriad of personal stories of mystery, joy and endurance – became the anchor for a fascinating and intimate show that blends verbatim interviews with the experience of the travellers.

KISMET one to one hundred premiered at the Theatre Centre’s FreeFall festival in Toronto in March 2010. It then went on to play to sold-out houses at Rumble Production’s TREMORS at The Cultch and was nominated for ‘Outstanding Innovative Creation’ and ‘Critics’ Choice for Innovation’ at the 2010 Jessie Richardson Awards. The show was also presented at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa in June 2011, the Presentation House in North Vancouver, in October 2011 and The Gateway Theatre in March 2012.

Produced with the generous assistance of: Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, Cultural Artistic Leadership Program (National Theatre School of Canada), Rumble Productions, The Theatre Centre, Harbourfront Centre (Worldstage) & Volkswagen Canada

  • Created and performed - Emelia Symington Fedy, Daryl King, Anita Rochon and Hazel Venzon

  • Directed - Anita Rochon

  • Sound Design - Antoine Bédard

  • Visual Design - Drew Facey

  • Lighting Design - Gina Scherr

  • Dramaturgy - Camille Gingras and Lois Anderson



  • "KISMET one to one hundred’ is hilarious, moving, and always generous." - Georgia Straight