By Kanika Ambrose
May 20, 2021
Running time: TBD
Grade Recommendation TBD
EARLY STAGES – A New Play Development Experience for Schools
Featuring new plays by five playwrights, YPT gives students an inside look at the early stages of play development. Classrooms will receive exclusive access to live-streamed readings of new works in progress.
Please note that this is an interactive experience, with playwrights curious about your students’ perceptions and opinions on specific elements of the play. Prior to the reading, teachers will be supplied with questions for their students and will be asked to submit their feedback to YPT afterwards.
For more details or to register your class, please contact Susan Waycik, Box Office Supervisor, at email@example.com.
This program is offered at no cost.
About Gospel Truth:
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Kanika is a Toronto-based playwright, librettist and Artistic Producer of Paprika Festival. She was Obsidian Theatre Company’s OAC Playwright-in-Residence in their 2017-2018 season with her play Reception and Cahoots Theatre Company’s CCA Playwright-in-Residence developing her play our place. As a playwright, her work has been presented at Toronto Fringe, Crow’s Theatre’s East End Performance CRAWL, Rhubarb Festival, Black Lives, Black Words, Rising Tides Showcase, SummerWorks Festival and Paprika Festival.
As a librettist, her first short works were presented by Tapestry Opera’s Tapestry Briefs, in 2018. Her children’s opera, Anansi and the Great Light, created with composer Nick DiBerardino and the students at Girard College, premiered at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2019. She has been commissioned by Tapestry Opera and Obsidian Theatre Company to create a new opera, Of the Sea, with composer Ian Cusson.
She is a two-time Dora Award-nominee, graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and is founder of Dominican bélé dance group, Mabouya Dance Company. She was featured as one of Cahoots Theatre Company’s 30 for 30 theatremakers for their 30th anniversary season.