It all starts with a story. As the performing arts industry embraces a more nuanced understanding of representation and acknowledges the importance of narrative sovereignty, the question is raised; who gets to tell whose story?
Poet, theatre producer, and founder of b current theatre ahdri zhina mandiela
Playwright and actor Andrew Kushnir
Comedian, author, and activist Martha Chaves
Playwright, director, and 2020 Siminovitch Laureate Tara Beagan
Moderated by playwright and 2017 Siminovitch Prize Laureate Marcus Youssef
Participate virtually in the Siminovitch Forum on Identity & Storytelling and hear leading voices in the performing arts speak about issues of representation, identity, and what lies ahead for the future of Canadian storytelling.
When: May 25, 2022
4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 7 pm ET / 8 pm AT
Where: Zoom Webinar
The Siminovitch Forum is a series of events stimulating dialogue on theatre innovation. As a national gathering place for theatre audiences and theatre makers, these provocative panel discussions build important connections between theatre communities across Canada. Events take place primarily in English with some French content; simultaneous translation is available.
The Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s top theatre award, honours excellence and innovation. Over the past two decades, the prize has transformed the lives of 22 mid-career artists, 27 emerging artists, and over 80 finalists who have gone on to inspire peers, mentor the next generation, shape the future of the practice, lead influential institutions, and create unforgettable theatre. To learn more, visit siminovitchprize.com