Hart House Theatre  
February 17, 2015 / Issue 22, 2014/2015 Season
In This Issue:
This is for You, Anna
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We're less than a week away from the opening of This is for You, Anna and the cast, crew and Discussion Forum guests are preparing for what is sure to be an impactful show.

In this issue, we remind you of the schedule of guests participating in the Discussion Forums after each performance of This is for You, Anna, introduce you to the winners from the U of T Drama Festival and tell you a bit about the student production/fundraiser on stage this week, Daffydil 2015 - A Song of 'Scripts & Scrubs.
Discussion Forums
Schedule and guests
This is for You, AnnaIn celebration of International Women's Day and to encourage a dynamic discourse around our next production, we are pleased to offer a Discussion Forum after each performance of This is for You, Anna.

Once the curtain comes down on this one-act (60 minute) show, there will be a brief intermission to set the stage for these distinguished guests and our audiences to explore the important topics raised in the play. All evenings will be moderated by Professor Kathleen Gallagher (Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth, and Research in Urban Schools at the University of Toronto) and/or Grace Smith (a third year PhD student at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto).


Friday, February 27, 2015:  Professor Ramona Alaggia takes us through the growth and development of the feminist movement in her talk Feminism 101.*

Saturday, February 28, 2015: Comedian Jessica Beaulieu will perform a stand-up act before joining panelists Barbara LaRose (President of Alumnae Theatre) and Michelle Alexander (Associate Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre) to discuss Women in Performance.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Join the cast, crew and director of This is for You, Anna and members of Theatre Inamorata as they discuss the challenges and rewards of Collective Creation.

Thursday, March 5, 2015: One of the original creators of This is for You, Anna, Dr. Banuta Rubess, talks on the Building of the Anna Project.

Friday, March 6, 2015
: Cheryl Champagne (Assault Counsellor/Educator at U of T) and Nijiba Sardar (VP, Equity for UTSU- student union) discuss Campus and Community Resources for women in all forms of distress and answer the question - how can you help a friend in need?

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - matinee: Join the cast and director of the show as they discuss the Research and Building of this production.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - evening show: Anoodth Naushan (from METRAC - Action on Violence) gives an address on Rape Culture and Victim Blaming.

More details will be available in the coming weeks.

*Please note: Particular titles of the talks may change, but the subject matter will remain the same.

Congratulations to the Winners!
The cream of the Drama Festival crop
Remi Long We are happy to announce the winners from this year's festival and to highlight the Donald Sutherland Award for Best Performance. While a student at U of T, Dr. Sutherland was an avid participant in the festival and was the recipient of an award for best performance in 1954. To recognize Dr. Sutherland's philanthropic support of the festival, we are proud to have the Donald Sutherland Award for Best Performance, which is presented to the 'actor who achieves the highest quality of delivery, character development and interaction'. This year's winner is Remi Long from the Hart House Players' production of Let My Mind Run Dry.

For a full list of the awards and recipients, please visit here >>
Daffydil 2015 - A Song of 'Scripts and Scrubs
The doctors take the stage...
Daffydil was started in the late 1890s by medical students at the University of Toronto. This century-old tradition has now become an annual charity show that has contributed over $600,000 to charity and has been recognized with the Canadian Cancer Society's Community Partner Award.

What Daffydil is especially known for, however, is entertaining over 1500 guests each year with a fantastic and comical musical performance!

The production has evolved from a small variety show into a full-fledged musical that includes acting, singing, music and dancing.

For more information and tickets, please visit here >>
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