Black And Free: Scene Study

March 3 – June 9, 2024
Sundays: 12:30PM – 2:30PM
Grades 7-8
YPT 161 Studios
Free Registration

Registration opens December 15, 2023!

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Black And Free: Scene Study is a YPT Drama School class offered this year as a continuation of the SOLD OUT 2022.23 pilot class “Black Theatre in Ontario”. Black And Free: Scene Study is for students in Grades 7 & 8 and will explore Black theatre and performance through a journey of reading and working on texts by Black playwrights and performers. Over 12 weeks, students will investigate themes of blackness and freedom and their connections to theatre. No prior theatre experience is necessary; we enthusiastically invite students of all levels to join this program.

In this class students will…

  • Read and perform texts from Black playwrights and performers
  • Work on scenes in pairs and small groups
  • Develop acting skills and have fun!
  • Investigate the powerful theme of blackness and freedom
  • Perform a scripted scene on a YPT stage at the end of the 12 weeks!

Please Note: Everyone registered in the course will be invited to participate in the Black And Free research study in the form of a short interview about their reflections on the course with one of the project’s research assistants. Please note, participation in the study is not required to take the course.

Black And Free

Black And Free: Scene Study is one component of Black And Free – an artistic and academic experience for engaged, curious and casual members of the public. Black And Free deepens, enlivens and expresses themes of blackness and freedom, projecting expansive visions of what that could. This research-creation project was started by Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae in 2017. To learn more click here.

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