Date: June 15, 2019 to June 15, 2019
Where: Nexus Lounge @ OISE (12th floor), 252 Bloor Street West (at St. George subway), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1V6
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
OUT AT SCHOOL is a verbatim theatre piece based on interviews conducted with Ontario LGBTQ families about their experiences in schools. To date, our team of artist researchers has completed 37 interviews with families living in four different cities in Ontario and the suburbs and rural communities that surround them. The interviews are available at www.lgbtqfamiliesspeakout.ca The piece created Gailey Road for Toronto Pride 2019 contains 22 scenes of verbatim monologues and dialogues, a set of visual images to accompany the scenes, and three original songs which draw on a number of themes embedded in the monologues. In each verbatim monologue and dialogue, the words of the people who were interviewed have been transcribed, edited, arranged, and re-contextualized so they can be performed on stage. The Team ACTORS Brendon Chandler Sandakie Ekanayake Alanis Ortiz Espinoza Max Cameron Fearon benjamin lee hicks Tsholo Khalema* Jorie Morrow* Yasmin Owis Ryan Singh Charlotte Stewart Amaka Umeh* Ty Walkland PLAYWRIGHTS Pam Baer Tara Goldstein Jenny Salisbury DIRECTORS Pam Baer Jenny Salisbury VISUAL ARTIST benjamin lee hicks COMPOSER AND MUSICIAN Kate Reid AUDIO AND VISUAL DESIGN David Fisher STAGE MANAGER Edil Gaal PUBLICITY Tianyue Ma Briar Wells VIDEOGRAPHER Adam Lee * Appears with the permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy. The team would like to acknowledge and thank our funders The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; The Jackman Humanities Institute Arts Program Grant at the University of Toronto; The New College Initiatives Fund Student Life Grant at the University of Toronto, the University of Toronto Summer Work-Study Program, and the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education for providing us access to the beautiful Nexus Lounge.