STAGES will provide secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to work with culturally diverse Ontario artists over a two day conference at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Professional artists will create experiences for drama students of all levels, exploring the importance of drama as a tool to identify, deconstruct and understand global issues and communities. While students will gain valuable development of their performance skills, the conference will also challenge students to explore how drama can be a catalyst in our understanding of social issues, past and present, and how the arts allow us to explore with depth the cultural, personal and emotional ramifications of these issues. As
STAGES opens up students' minds to the power of the arts and their individual artistic voices, it will also leave educators with potential activities and guest-artists to bring back to the classroom. We are excited to have you join us!

Meet the Artists!
Prince Amponsah: Keynote Speaker

Tarragon Theatre, Young Playwrites Unit: Keynote Performance

Alanis King: Indigenous Theatre

Matthew Jones (a.k.a. Testament): Spoken Word

Doug Price: Musical Theatre - Changing the Key and the Key to Change

Robert Durocher: Using Creative Movement to Interrupt Oppression

Rob Kempson: Collective Creation

Tanisha Taitt: Equity in Theatre

Registration now open!
How to register:
Teachers - register yourself now, and we'll be in contact to help you in registering your students!
No minimum number of students!
Registration closes: Saturday April 15th, 2017

Conference fee: $175.00 ($215.00 w/extra night accomodation, $140.00 w/no accomodation)
Includes accommodations, meals, workshops, keynotes and dance party!

Click here for conference itinerary! (pdf download)


- If you need accommodation for Thursday May 11th, the evening before the conference, we've got you covered! Email stages@code.on.ca to add an extra night of residence accommodations for your school!
- If you need a letter to apply to your superintendents for an over night trip - we have one!
Please just ask us!
- Registration of your students does not need to happen all at once! Register as a supervising teacher, and have your students complete their registration as they join your trip! Your school's group registration can be saved as you go, and submitted when you choose!
- If you'd like to come alone as a teacher for PD, check out the options on the registration form!

  • Friday, May 12, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017  
U of T - Scarborough Campus
  • U of T - Scarborough Campus
    Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance
    1265 Military Trail
    Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
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