We are super excited to announce that, Secrets of A Black Boy, Black Daddies Club and Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference workshop course at York University partners to bring this dope play and important panel discussion around The Politics of Gender and Blackness in the Greater Toronto Area. To Theatre Passe Murialle on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
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In this evolved remount of Secrets, we delve into issues – some sensitive – around which we believe there needs to be greater, healthier, discussions. Following many of our scheduled performances, we will be featuring talkback sessions with members of our production team in an effort to create further dialogue with the audience relating back to some of the themes, issues, and concerns covered within the piece. Rather than allowing our guests to leave following the show without any chance to process its content, ask questions, and share their opinions, we are using this platform to spark curiosity and interaction. Collectively, we feel there is added value in facilitating a safe forum where these issues can be levelled, and in that spirit, we recognize the importance and power of leveraging this opportunity and space to speak honestly and have our voices heard. Our talkback hosts include, Amanda Parris, Shad Kabango, Tyrone ‘T-Rexxx’ Edwards, David Lewis Peart, Randell Adjei, Donisha Prendergast, Tariq Toure, Garvia Bailey, Dwayne Morgan, Kike Ojo, and Theatre Passe Muraille’s own Jiv Parasram.
TOWN HALL | November 15th (9pm to 10:30pm)
Unpacking The Politics of Gender and Blackness in the Greater Toronto Area Featuring notable guest panelists, this discussion will explore the lived experiences of Black Canadians across the gender identity and sexual orientation spectrum. We hope to spark an engaging and informative dialogue amongst audience and community members in light of the timeless and timely content that is explored within the production and connected to various issues concerning the identity of Black men. In partnership with The Black Daddies Club, York University’s Black Love Matters Un-Conference course, and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, the town hall will be taking place on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 immediately following the performance.
- Kike Ojo || Anti-Racism Educator and Change Agent
- Matthew Progress || Recording Artist
- Kimahli Powell || Director of Secrets of Black Boy play
- Lali Mohammed || Community Activist