3×60 Tour to Schools

School Tour – Spring 2017
Durham Region

Toronto/Mississippi by Joan MacLeod

Theatre 3×60 is touring Toronto Mississippi by Canadian playwright, Joan MacLeod, to schools and libraries in the region of Durham in the spring of 2017. The production will be directed by Theatre 3×60 co-artistic director, Joan Etienne and cast with professional actors within Durham region.

Toronto Mississippi examines the power of hope and despair and poses the question; what happens when people focus on what they have lost in life, versus what they have not yet discovered? Through Toronto Mississippi, audiences have the opportunity to explore the concepts of disabilities, resilience, responsibility and tolerance through actively watching live theatre, and for school audiences, the ability to also participate in pre and post show study guide activities.

The play’s plot focuses on the character of Jhana, a developmentally challenged young adult, who, despite limitations, is the embodiment of hope. Jhana constantly seeks to reach out and grasp all she can from life. She is spontaneous, creative and curious. What limits her most are the adults in her life, who, ironically, despite their intact abilities, are crippled by loss and fear. They have become repressed, self-absorbed, and emotionally paralyzed, thus disabling themselves from living life to its fullest.

The production will offer pre/post performance programming at all venues and provide an accompanying study guide and supporting activities for participating schools.

The tour takes place from March to end of April, 2017, with 1 preview/promotional performance scheduled in November 2016. This preview will be included as a professional development workshop for Durham District School Board teachers with a focus on working with scripts in the classroom. The Spring 2017 performances are public PWYC (pay what you can) performances at public libraries or fee based performances at high schools.

Two Booking Options Available!
We are now taking bookings for touring performances between March 15 – April 30, 2017.
We are also providing two matinee performances at the MacLaughlin Auditorium, Oshawa Public Library to assist schools that may not have adequate performance facilities.
We will be happy to discuss technical and facility requirements and help you choose the best option for your school and students.

Click here to watch our promo video on our last production – The Shape of a Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFO4nO93pEo&feature=youtu.be

Full information on the tour and booking opportunities are available by contacting Joan Etienne, Education Director at info@theatre3x60.ca, 905 431-0977

Performance Cost
Theatre 3×60 is committed to making theatre as accessible as possible. To that end, we strive to keep our production costs as low as possible, working with both public and private partners and sponsors to offset those costs. Our goal is to provide a quality professional performance with little or no cost to you. Full booking details and fees are available by contacting us at info@theatre3x60.ca.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Toronto/Mississippi
Be part of the tour and help us bring Toronto/Mississippi to schools and community venues throughout Durham! Contact us at info@theatre3x60.ca to discuss your support options.

Theatre 3×60 Brings Theatre to Your School
…and learning to life!

Each year, Theatre 3×60 brings an affordable, professional production to Durham Region schools. The school touring program initiative meets a major mandate of our company by making theatre more accessible to the community, and to support the learning experience by engaging students with the world through theatre. Our goal is to tour a socially or historically relevant play each year. Our plays are selected based on curriculum needs/ expectations and relevant social issues. Our tours not only provide a quality theatre experience, they augment the performance and curriculum with a study guide featuring pre and post show activities using a variety of teaching strategies. In addition to drama, writing, research and historical activities, the study guide focuses on essential questions / big ideas related to the play. Smaller in-class workshops and discussions can also be provided.

We value the opportunity to dialogue with you about your school curriculum and community’s needs. Learn more about us at www.theatre3x60.ca, find us on Facebook and contact us at info@theatre3x6o to join our contact list or to initiate a conversation.






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