Made in Exile: Theatre & Storytelling Program (youth-led community arts initiative, Toronto)
About the Program
“Made in Exile’s Theatre and Storytelling is a free community theatre program for Tibetan youth (29 years old and under) to explore stories of Tibetans in the diaspora. Participants will get the opportunity to:
- gain knowledge and exposure to theatre through workshops led by local guest artists
- work towards creating their own performance piece
- get the opportunity to perform and share their work with their family and friends
- attend a field trip to see a local play with fellow participants
The program is dedicated to honouring the unique experiences accumulated by Tibetans navigating life in exile. As a creative outlet for Tibetan youth, community theatre helps young Tibetans express their feelings, thoughts and aspirations, while also affirming Tibetan spirit and community. Oral storytelling and performance has always been a strong aspect of Tibetan culture; Made in Exile is a space for Tibetan youth to renew our cultural treasures as they work through the complexities of being the exile generation.
The program will have 12 sessions, each 3 hours long that will happen during the span of 2.5 months. In addition there will be a dress rehearsal and final performance. The first 8 sessions will be the workshop phase with local guest artists, the next 4 sessions after that will be the creation phase and the last two sessions will be dedicated to rehearsal and final showing of pieces created in the program. After the program is done, the whole team will go out to see a local play in Toronto to celebrate the hard work of all the participants.
For more information or questions please contact Rinchen Dolma at madeinexiletheatre[at]gmail.com.
This project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s – Youth Opportunities Fund.”
-from Made in Exile