This World Theatre Day, Monday March 27th, Bad Hats Theatre joins with Canadian Stage to reignite the discussion in the second installment of TALK, a series dedicated to promoting dialogue that instigates positive change in Toronto's theatre community.
This chapter, hosted at the Berkeley Street Theatre, centers around diversifying Toronto's stages. We're taking a topic that we’re all frustrated with, frustrated with talking in circles about and asking leaders and change makers in our community to weigh in on what’s being done well, what’s being done poorly, and we can all do better. The evening will be focused on positive action and an engaged discussion between audience and a carefully selected panel of artists and administrators dedicated to change.
We've created a space for a group dialogue about issues that seem to be on the tip of everyone's tongue. A place to voice our concerns, discuss our work, put faces to names and find new solutions. Let's make this all a little more transparent, shall we? Bring your questions, bring your brains. It's time to talk.
Meet our Panel
She brings her perspective as a producer and playwright, her previous experience as the Artistic Producer of Obsidian Theatre, Associate Producer at both Cahoots Theatre and the Luminato Festival, Outreach Co-ordinator at Native Earth Performing Arts and as the current program manager of the Theatre Section at the Toronto Arts Council..
He brings insight his perspective as an educator, both at York University and with Toronto youth organizations, his contributions to raising young black artists into the industry as the Coordinator of Obsidian Theatre’s Mentor/Apprentice Program, and his tenure as the Artistic Director of the Guild Festival Theatre.