One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze

Sep 20, 2022 & Sep 22, 2022
  • Written and Performed by Gioia De Cari
  • Directed by Joey Brenneman
  • Designed By Brian Freeland, Andy Evan Cohen, Kate August, Heather Carey, and Thomas Michael Culhane
Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
Intermission: 0 (0 min)
Venue: Erindale Studio Theatre
Venue: Hart House Theatre
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Students
Door Sales / Will Call:
  • The Will Call window is located through the main theatre entrance.

  • Opens at 5 pm for evening performances and 11 am for matinees.

  • 416-978-2452

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Truth Values is a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful, and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field.

Over the course of the 80-minute solo show, writer/performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari creates “refreshing delights of humor, even compassion” (EDGE Media) as she charmingly brings to life more than 30 characters “each rendered on an empty stage that hints at the countless stories similar to hers but untold.” (TimeOut New York)

Winner of a New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Best Solo Show, the play has been presented at more than 50 theaters and performing arts centers throughout the United States, including the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, the La Jolla Playhouse, and USC’s celebrated Visions and Voices Arts and Humanities Series, among many others.

Truth Values has been embraced nationally as a conversation catalyst on the crucial topic of gender, diversity and unconscious bias in the male-dominated STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).



Postshow Talkbacks

Remain in your seat after the show for a curated chat. This talkback panel will run for 30 minutes. Please note the talkbacks will be different at each venue. Gioia will hold a creative team talkback at Theatre Erindale and Hart House Theatre will hold a moderated panel featuring leading women in STEM-related fields.

  • Tues., Sept. 20 After the show
  • Thurs., Sept. 22 After the show

Production Photography

Photo Credit: Ivan Singer and Silvana Ximena


Jackman Humanities Institute
U of T Department of Computer Science
U of T Department of Mathematics
U of T Department of Math and Computational Sciences at UTM
U of T Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at UTM
The Fields Institute

Venue Partners

  • Hart House Theatre and Erindale Studio Theatre

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