Recommendation: YPT's ANTIGONE from former CODE President, Sarah Papoff


Recommendation: YPT's  ANTIGONE from former CODE President: Sarah Papoff

Young People’s Theatre presents Jeffery Ho’s iteration of Antigone. He takes a Greek classic and juxtaposes the major social justice events of Tiananmen Square uprising and The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement to give young people 12 and up the play we need right now. What is protest? When do we stand up and speak out? Antigone is a critical thinker and activist who stands up for her brother.  She and her brother Niekes are questioning everything. John Ng as Kreon is excellent and reminds us that patriotism and patriarchy are complex, deeply rooted concepts. The theatre in the round staging reminds me that 21st century students urgently need live theatre to inspire creativity. The students were reminded how one can create worlds with a person, authentic emotion and a red umbrella. I attended with a grade 6 class who were engaged and will be exploring protest and social change as a result of this play. If you are looking for an end of year trip- this is a good one for your more mature Grade 6 to Grade 12 students.


Summer OTF Camps in Drama and Dance-- Register Today!

OTF and CODE are working together to expand our highly popular series of three-day summer camps for teachers. This summer, choose from four workshops in all areas of the province and pay only $50 for...

Know of a Successful Arts in the Community Project? Call for the CODE 2011 Conference Poster Fair

The 2011 CODE Conference Reach: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom is looking for innovative arts in the community and arts education projects for this year's Poster Fair.

Shaw Festival Bus Subsidy Program - Worth Up to $500!

Attention Educators! Book a performance of The Admirable Crichton, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Heartbreak House for a group of 30 or more students, and the Shaw will reimburse you 50% of the round-trip...

2012 Global daCi/WDA Dance Summit!

The 2012 Global Dance Summit: Dance, Young People and Change, organised by Dance and the Child International (daCi) and World Dance Alliance (WDA) will be hosted by Taipei National University for the...

Staging Sustainability: Arts, Community, Culture and Environment Conference

How can we produce art that reflects, celebrates, critiques and advances thecultural life of our community without contributing to the destruction ofthe setting that inspires these artistic...

Step Into Motion 2011 - Taking it to the Streets - Workshop For CODE members and Discounts

The Dance Festival Step Into Motion will take place in Cornwall May 18th to the 21st 2011 and the theme is "Taking it to the streets".  The purpose of the Festival is to promote Dance in the schools...

Save This Date! The 41st Annual CODE Conference, October 21st-23rd 2011, Blue Mountain Resort

You are cordially invited to The 41st Annual Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators’ Provincial Conference, at Blue Mountain Resorts, Blue...

Learning Through the Arts Subsidies for Teachers

Leap Into ActionAccelerate your school achievement plan with a Learning Through the Arts Literacy, Math, or Media Literacy Program. $1,200 school subsidies available now!

Dreamwalker Dance Company | The Whole Shebang 2011: The Village March 11-12, 2011

Performance this Friday & Saturday - March 11 & 12 at 8:30pm at the Enwave Theatre (Harbourfront Centre)