Youtheatre announces its 2016-17 season

Two new premieres in celebration of the 48th season

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Read the original announcement on the Youtheatre website here

Montreal’s Youtheatre is looking forward to an exciting 2016-2017 season!

Providing theatre experiences mainly for school groups (either in a professional venue or as part of a school tour), Youtheatre’s aim is to engage its audience through compelling theatre which provokes, questions, challenges and entertains. Its major area of focus is the creation, development and production of new works for young people by the finest Canadian playwrights.

The upcoming season examines critical questions and themes young people face everyday; Delete navigates the virtual world in an interactive, site-specific installation that reflects on our ever-evolving relationship with technology. The Law of Gravity explores the spectrums of gender identity and sexuality in a heteronormative society, told through the journey of two teenaged friends.

Reserve your tickets now or call at 514-844-8781 for booking information.Youtheatre


DELETE

Devised by Daniel Iregui & Michel Lefebvre
Presented at Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clark, 2nd Floor
November 15-30, 2016

FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION!
Some conditions apply. First come, first served!
Cost: $8/student
Themes: Digital Citizenship & Awareness
Study Guide Available online as of September 15, 2016
For Ages 8 to 12 (Grades 3 to 6)
Duration: 50 minutes + 10 minute Q&A
In a world where the line between what’s real and what’s virtual has disappeared, what part of what makes us human do we want to keep?DELETE is a project that begins in the classroom. Students will take part in an online platform prior to the date of the trip, filling out questions and completing online activities, all of which will help shape the experience itself. Every school will have a unique experience. DELETE is an interactive installation that immerses students in the digital world, providing a whole new kind of artistic experience – one that speaks directly to these digital natives.

THE LAW OF GRAVITY

Written by Olivier Sylvestre | Translated by Bobby Theodore
Presented at the Segal Centre, 5170 ch. Côte-Ste-Catherine
January 23-27, 2017
School tour – January 30-February 10, 2017
Cost: $10/student
Themes: Gender Identity, LGBTQ, Bullying
Study Guide Available online as of September 15, 2016
For Ages 14 + (Grades 9 and up)
Duration: 50 minutes + 10 minute Q&A
Told through the unlikely friendship between Fred and Dom, The Law of Gravity asks what it means to be a boy in a heteronormative society. Over the course of a school year, the two friends question their genders and sexual identities. They confront themselves and their peers at school all the while looking across the river to a place called The City. At the end of the school year, will they decide to cross the river together and begin new lives as their true selves? Or will they go back to what society tells them to be?

CE MONDE-LÀ

Youtheatre is happy to announce a remount of Ce monde-là*, which will be performed as part of the Conseil des arts de Montreal en tournée. See the show on specific dates between February 24th-April 7th. For more information please visit us at youtheatre.ca or artsmontreal.org/fr/tournee!
*performed in French
Ce Monde-Là follows Bijou, a pretty teenaged girl from a privileged background, and Neyssa the daughter of a Jamaican immigrant family, as they wait in detention after getting into a vicious fight at school.  As the girls confront each other about what happened, they realize that a deeper tragedy lies between them.

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