A Project: Humanity showing in association with Crow’s Theatre
Towards Youth: a cycle of plays on radical hope
Works-in-progress reading series
written by Andrew Kushnir
in collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Gallagher (O.I.S.E.)
NOV 26 - DEC 2, 2017 at Streetcar Crowsnest
Towards Youth is an epic series of original interconnected plays exploring the concept of “radical hope” among young people in our current times of global unrest. Lowest caste girls in Lucknow (India) are learning how to transgress the limits imposed on them while disenfranchised youth in Coventry (England) create a counter-narrative to Brexit. In Tainan (Taiwan) young people are finding a way to marry tradition with modernity, while in Athens (Greece) youth are searching for ways to thrive within economic and refugee crises. These four contexts – alongside remarkable youth in Toronto – form Dr. Kathleen Gallagher’s unprecedented Radical Hope project. Project: Humanity’s Andrew Kushnir has travelled the world alongside Kathleen to observe how drama opens a window onto the realities of young people today – and is developing PH’s largest theatrical undertaking to date. Towards Youth asks: As democracies thin out everywhere, how are our young people faring, and how are they teaching us a better way forward?
Co-produced by PH and Crow’s Theatre, the project is the recipient of the Canada Council’s New Chapter funding support.