The 2nd annual STAND Festival is a live and online celebration by and for immigrant and refugee theatre artists. Through a series of free workshops, panel discussions and public showcase performances, STAND supports and amplifies the creations and voices of newcomers to Canada through the arts.
New this year is STAND OUT Performance featuring the works of four emerging playwrights funded and mentored by Blackout Theater. Other performance highlights include Bharatanatyam South Asian dance, R&B music inspired by Nigerian culture, a series of original tales told by storytellers from the Middle East, and an Iranian choir.
Planned workshop and panel discussion topics include:
- Grant Writing
- Theatre as a Second Language
- Producer Workshop
- Touring Workshop