ARCfest – Toronto’s Social Justice Arts Festival, runs from October 22nd-29th and features over 100 artists in 25 events exploring local social justice issues. Taking place in Queen West, Parkdale, and other venues across Toronto, the festival includes a diverse program of seasoned and emerging artists, panel discussions, speakers, workshops, and artist-community collaborations.
Here’s what’s happening at the theatre end of things:
All performances at The Great Hall Downstairs 1087 Queen Street West (at Dovercourt).
written and performed by d’bi.young, percussion/vocals Amina Alfred, directed by Weyni Mengesha
Wednesday, Oct 25th, 9:00pm.
Suggested Donation $20
2) The Palace of the End
a staged reading of a new play about the war in Iraq written and directed by Judith Thompson, featuring Anne Anglin, Erin Mackinnon, and Julian Richings
Thursday, October 26th, 8:00pm.
3) Behind the Brickz & To The Power of Me
original plays by two new youth theatre companies, The A.M.Y Project and The Circle Playhouse
Friday October 27th, 8:00pm.
Suggested Donation $10
4) One Block in Parkdale
an original site-specific play taking place along an entire block of Parkdale
4 performances on Saturday, October 28th. 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm. Meet outside the Parkdale Library 1303 Queen St West.
5) Professionally Ethnic
a staged-reading of a new play by Bobby Del Rio, directed by Ross Manson, featuring Mark Andrada, Nick Carella, David Ferry, and Cara Ricketts
Sunday, October 29th, 2:00pm.
6) The Wrecking Ball – new political theatre
featuring readings of new works by Daniel MacIvor and Hannah Moscovitch
Sunday October 29th, 8:00pm.
www.arcfest.org (for a full program of events)
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