CODE Night at The Theatre - Project: Humanity's Production of FREEDOM SINGER

On Tuesday February 7, join fellow CODE members at Crow's Nest Theatre for a performance of Project:Humanity's production of FREEDOM SINGER.  CODE members will receive exclusive discounted tickets to the fabulous production. The world premier is co-created by Khari Wendall McClelland and Andrew Kushnir with CBC's Jodie Martinson.  Hit the link to read more!  

An Incredible Opportunity for Students - Youth Artists For Justice

Youth Artists For Justice is a 15-week program that integrates performing arts, community education and collaborative action research with youth participants at YPT in Toronto (with a parallel program happening at Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston).  In this hybrid/online community-based action research project, participants at each site will choose a topic based on the question, "What do you wish you had more influence over in society?" Using research in to their chosen topic, each group will create a theatrical piece, which may consist of any number of artistic forms.

CODE President Explores Sustainability through Drama with York Preservice Students

This past November, teacher candidates at the Regent Park site participated in a drama workshop to explore sustainability issues and global citizenship through a social justice lens. The workshop, which was presented by Sarah Papoff from the Council of Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), provided the students with an opportunity to explore how they could use drama in their future teaching practice(s) as a creative and effective way to explore global issues with their students.

CMEC Launches Online Copyright Resource For Teachers

As Drama and Dance educators, we may occasionally encounter questions surrounding copyright issues with texts used in class.  This excellent resource may be a huge help.  Check it out. 

Prologue To The Performing Arts Celebrates 50 Inspiring Years

For 50 years, Prologue To The Performing Arts has been connecting educators with some of the brightest artists in the province.  The invaluable expertise of the artists in Ontario has been able to reach countless numbers of students and educators through the tireless work of Prologue, and its founder, Patty Jarvis.  In celebration of 50 fabulous years, Patty Jarvis has written a wonderful blog about Prologue's past and future, and the wonderful relationship that CODE and Prologue has had over the years.   Check out the blog here!

An Inspiring Spoken Word Workshop with Inuk Artist Taqralik Partridge

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Taqralik Partridge is an Inuit poet and spoken word artist from Kuujuak, a town in Nunavik, the most northern part of Quebec. CODE rep Jennifer Giancola had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a Spoken word and writing workshop with Taqralik at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre on Nov 4th. This workshop was part of the NWIA's (Native Women in the Arts) first Inuit showcase in the Kwe Performance Series. 

In Memoriam: Debra McLauchlan

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dr. Debra McLauchlan, a valuable member of the drama education community and a cherished CODE colleague. Debra was a professor of drama education at Brock University and a longtime member of CODE. She was particularly instrumental in helping us to archive and store documents related to CODE's 46 year history, a wonderful legacy to our organization. We send our love and thoughts to all of those who worked alongside Deb and benefitted from her immense wisdom over the years, as well as her friends and family.

Discount for CODE Members to the Dora Award Winning Show MouthpieceMembers only

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After its sold-out run in Toronto in 2015, garnering six Dora Award nominations, two wins, and a National tour across Canada, Mouthpiece is coming back to Toronto. Presented as part of Nightwood Theatre’s 2016/17 season at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Oct 22- Nov 6 and is directed by Amy Nosebakken, a longtime CODE conference workshop presenter.Mouthpiece is a unique artistic expression that raises issues revolving around gender, feminism, the complexities of raising one's voice against oppression, and tracks women's voices throughout history into the very present day, here in Toronto.

Forging Partnerships with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario

Recently, the CODE Management Board met with representatives from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO), whose mandate is to promote strong First Nations, Métis & Inuit Studies and Language education programs in schools and communities across Ontario. 

Spotlight on Artist Diana Tso and her new play Comfort: Women's Rights Through Theatre

Theatre artist Diana Tso is a presenter at this year’s CODE Conference and playwright of Comfort, an important new production coming to Toronto this November. As a theatre artist, the stage is Diana’s platform to speak out creatively and publicly in advocating art for change, women’s human rights, healing and reconciliation within our global community.