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Panels & Debates

Today's Youth: Driving Social Change
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus,
125 St. Patrick Street
Thursday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m.
Panellists including Manifesto’s Stephanie Perrin and Mitchell Cushman (Outside the March Theatre) explore how the next generation is shaping society through art and political activism. Admission: $10.

Theatre Artists Displaced by War
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus,

125 St. Patrick Street

Friday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m.
Panelists including award-winning Iranian-born director Soheil Parsa (Modern Times Theatre), and Lebanese-born director Majdi Bou-Matar (MT Space Theatre), who recently received Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, explore the gifts and challenges they have faced as artists exiled from their native homes. Admission: $10.

The Power of the Pen
Festival Theatre Lobby
Saturday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m.

Some of Canada’s most political and prolific playwrights, including Carmen Aguirre (The Refugee Hotel, Something Fierce  winner of 2012 Canada Reads), Sky Gilbert (Ban This Show, The Emotionalists) and Djanet Sears (Harlem Duet, Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God), discuss the drive to write and the theatrical forum. Admission: $10.

Reform It Altogether: Directing Shakespeare Today
Studio Theatre, Sunday, July 14, at 11 a.m.
With directors Chris Abraham, Tim Carroll, Antoni Cimolino and Martha Henry. Chair: David Prosser. Admission: $10.

Writing About the Right to Die
Studio Theatre, Thursday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m.
With playwright and lighting designer Itai Erdal (How to Disappear Completely), author Zoe FitzGerald Carter (Imperfect Endings) and playwright Judith Thompson (The Thrill). Moderator: Alex Bulmer. Admission: $10.

What’s Past Is Prologue: Classical Theatre in our Times
Studio Theatre, Sunday, August 18, at 10:30 a.m.
With artistic directors Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Festival), Jackie Maxwell (Shaw Festival), Peter Hinton (recently of the National Arts Centre) and others. Moderator: David Prosser. Admission: $10.

The Power of Women / Women in Power 
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus
125 St. Patrick Street

Sunday, August 18, at 5:30 p.m.
With author, playwright and activist Susan G. Cole; scholar Margaret Jane Kidnie; and poet and novelist Jane Urquhart. Admission: $10.

Anti-Semitism and The Merchant of Venice
Studio Theatre, Wednesday, August 21, at 11 a.m.
Len Rudner from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Holocaust historian Frank Bialystok and Shakespeare expert Vivian Rakoff examine the confrontation of synagogue and state in The Merchant of Venice. Admission: $10.

2014 Playbill List King LearCrazy for YouA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Beaux' StratagemMan of La ManchaAlice Through the Looking-GlassHay FeverKing JohnMother Courage and Her ChildrenAntony and CleopatraChristina, The Girl KingA Midsummer Night's Dream - a chamber play2014 Season


Sustaining support for the Forum
is generously provided by
Kelly & Michael Meighen and
the T.R. Meighen Foundation

Support for the 2014 Forum is
generously provided by
Nandita & Julian Wise

 

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