Towards Youth is a series of original interconnected plays exploring the concept of radical hope among youth in our current times of global unrest. Documentary theatremaker Andrew Kushnir (playwright behind Project: Humanity’s The Middle Place, Small Axe and Freedom Singer) has traveled the world alongside U of T’s Dr. Kathleen Gallagher to observe how drama provides a window onto the realities of young people today. Bringing together the voices of youth and teachers in India, England, Taiwan, Greece and Canada, the project interrupts any notion that young people are simply the receivers of care. An epic series of plays anchored in a “pedagogy of the real”, Towards Youth asks: As democracies thin out everywhere, how are our young people faring, and how are they teaching us a better way forward?
In development with Project: Humanity and Crow’s Theatre, Towards Youth is a recipient of the Canada Council’s New Chapter funding support.
Tickets for workshop performances will be available in Fall 2017.