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Produced by

Moo with Me Productions

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Creator: Shira Leuchter
Director: Shira Leuchter

Written by the ensemble.

Venue

Factory Studio Theatre

Run

August 7th, 2016 – August 12th, 2016

Synopsis

You’ve seen the protests. Adults have a lot to say about the new sex ed curriculum, but now it’s time to let teens give us The Talk.

SExT: Sex Education by Theatre empowers youth from a community where sexuality is a cultural taboo to take centre stage. Beginning as research by doctoral candidate Shira Taylor, SExT has evolved into an entertaining and powerful compilation of skits, songs, poems, raps and dances. SExT is a collaboration between local professional theatre artists and a diverse group of youth from Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park – two immigration destinations in Toronto and the recent hub of protests opposing sex education reform in the wake of the first curriculum update since 1998. Come hear what these youth have to say about growing up in the age of cyber bullying, sexting and rape culture. SExT promises to leave audiences reconsidering preconceptions of young people, diversity, stereotypes, and sexuality. Who knows, you may learn a few things! #SExTEd (summerworks.ca)


Cast

Aleef Khan Ensemble
Amen Adio Ensemble
Charmaine Chang Ensemble
Emma Wheaton Ensemble
Hamza Ensemble
Isfandyar Virani Ensemble
Lauren Chang Ensemble
Mary Getachew Ensemble
Michelle Nyamekye Ensemble
Nirusha Ensemble
Saad Hyas Ensemble
Sara Ahmed Ensemble
Thuriga Balasubramaniam Ensemble

Creative Team

Shira Leuchter Creator
Shira Leuchter Director
Emma Wheaton Assistant Director
Tom McGee Dramaturge
Elena Juatco Music Director
Elena Juatco Creative Facilitation
Beth Beardsley Lighting Designer
Beth Beardsley Sound Designer
Matty Burns Guest Artist
Ming-Bo Lam Guest Artist
Josh Murray Guest Artist
Luke Brown Guest Artist
Gein Wong Guest Artist
Isfandyar Virani Apprentice Designer

Production

Beth Beardsley Stage Manager
Michelle Nyamekye Assistant Stage Manager
Debra Joy Vocal Coach
Sarah Bruckschwaiger Education Outreach
Sarah Bruckschwaiger Social Media
Mary Getachew Assistant Social Media Coordinator
Katy Littlejohn Marketing Strategy & Design
Nicole Buscema Producer
Isfandyar Virani Assistant Producer