Young People's Theatre-Workshop for Teachers

Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg Workshop

This season at YPT, we have been exploring the connection between power and change. Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg examines "The Power of Change" in telling the story of Buddy, a boy growing up both black and gay in Canada, and his experiences of marginalization and oppression.


With this workshop, YPT continues its partnership with OISE/UT and explores the particular themes brought to light in Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg as they apply to teachers and their students. What are the challenges and successes teachers encounter in challenging issues of racism and homophobia? How can we open up discussion, build connections and make change in our own schools and across different contexts? This evening workshop will be co-facilitated by Lois Adamson (Interim Educational Services Coordinator), Dr. Dominique Riviere and Anne Wessels (Ph.D. Candidate).


November 21st, 5:30-6:30, preceding the Teacher Preview performance of Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg at 7:00 p.m.


Young People's Theatre, 165 Front Street East, Toronto, ON


This workshop is intended for teachers, teacher candidates and parents, and is available for up to 40 participants. As enrollment is limited, registration will be on a first come, first served basis. To reserve tickets to the performance, please call 416-862-2222. For the workshop, please RSVP by November 14th, 2011 by e-mailing

This workshop is free. Light refreshments will be served prior to the performance.


Please contact Lois Adamson at 415-363-5131 ext. 230 or