Six things to do this October in Toronto

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).

1) blood.claat
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.
By Donation

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.
By Donation

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.
By Donation

6) The Wrecking Ball
– new political theatre
featuring readings of new works by Daniel MacIvor and Hannah Moscovitch
Sunday October 29th, 8:00pm.
By Donation (for a full program of events)

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One thought on “Six things to do this October in Toronto

  1. This is a fantastic idea. Our city needs many more of such events, taking theatre out of 4 established theatres and bringing it to a variety of coventional and unconventional locations. It’s mandate to address social change makes it an important endeavour on a political level also. Josh Bloch should be applauded and supported.

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