Boys With Cars

Written, choreographed and performed by Anita Majumdar
Directed by Brian Quirt
Commissioned and produced by Nightswimming, with additional development support by Young People’s Theatre and The Banff Centre

On the Mainstage Mar. 23-Apr.1, 2017
Recommended for Grades 8 to 12 | ages 13 & up
Runs approx. 85 min. 

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Description

Boys With Cars explores issues around unchecked male privilege, female empowerment, and what constitutes consent – important subject matter to consider in these turbulent times. The show contrasts the experiences of an Indo-Canadian high school girl trying desperately to fit in, with the life of the popular girl who seems to have everything. It’s a compelling fusion of dynamic theatre and classical Indian dance. Adapted for young audiences from Anita Majumdar’s acclaimed solo plays, The Fish Eyes Trilogy.

“Superbly written and acted, it leaves the audience breathless.” – Capital Critics’ Circle

“Dance, theatre and social commentary combine with expert choreography, glittering costumes and a dark underbelly to reveal a different and necessary side of the Canadian multi-cultural dialogue.”
– Janis Lacouvee, Arts Writer, Victoria BC

Content Advisories

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 YPT is hosting a special forum on Boys With Cars. Admission is free, but space is limited. To see more details and to register, click here

Cast & Creative Team information to come.

Program & Study Guide

Relaxed Performance

interpreted performance symbolYPT will offer two American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances during this run:
Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 2:30pm
Monday, March 27, 2017 – 10:15am

 

Drama Workshop

Curriculum Connections

  • The Arts (Drama, Dance)
  • Health and Physical Education (Focus on Human Development and Sexual Health)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (Focus on Healthy Relationships/Focus on Equity, Diversity and Social Justice)

Character Education Connections

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility

Themes

  • Social Status and Power Dynamics
  • Navigating Unhealthy Relationships
  • Establishing Your Own Power

Mar. 23-Apr.1, 2017

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Performance Calendar

Calendar

  • March
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Members of the public are welcome to attend weekday school performances, subject to availability, at regular Family/Public ticket prices. Please call 416.862.2222 to inquire.