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Partnership with Centre for Free Expression to Host Three Events this Fall

October 09, 2020

The Ryerson School of Performance is proud to partner with the Centre for Free Expression to offer 3 talks this fall. 

Beyond Conflict: Theatre and the Art of Embracing Controversy or Dissonance

Thursday October 15, 2020 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Iqbal Khan - In Conversation

Join acclaimed British director Iqbal Khan for a conversation about how the making of live theatre can enable difficult private and public discussions, helping us look in the mirror as a community and acknowledge challenging points of view. The host will be Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Shakespeare: A Playwright for our Polarized Times?

Wednesday October 28, 2020 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Iqbal Khan - In Conversation

Is Shakespeare an icon to be toppled?

Or a playwright whose work still matters?

Renowned theatre director Iqbal Khan shares his views on what Shakespeare may contribute to the political challenges of the twenty-first century – in conversation with Carolyn Sale, Associate Professor of English, University of Alberta.

Anti-Black Racism and the Theatre

Tuesday November 3, 2020 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Philip Akin - In Conversation

Award-winning actor and director Philip Akin was a founding member and Artistic Director (2006-2020) of Obsidian Theatre Company which is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development, and production of the Black voice. Join Philip in conversation with Luke Reece, playwright, poet, educator and producer at Little Black Afro Theatre.