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The Intersection

The Paprika Festival Announces: The Intersection
Second Annual Conference for the New Generation of Theatre Artists in Toronto

Toronto, ON – February 15, 2016 – The Paprika Festival announces The Intersection, a return of last year’s sold-out conference for the new generation of artists. After fifteen years of presenting theatre created by young artists, Paprika is growing and expanding its newest initiative: a day of education, professional networking, and debate aimed at serving artists under 30. Paprika presents its 2015/16 season in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts.

The Intersection will focus on what political and artistic goals matter to the new generation, as well as the practical matters of how to make and sustain a life in the arts today. This event will be a space for young artists to voice their experiences in the professional theatre arts and critically discuss what skills or resources they need as they develop their careers as professional artists. This initiative is devoted to supporting the future of Toronto performance.

This year, under the leadership of new Artistic Producer Darwin Lyons, the conference is hosted by Paprika’s Industry partner Theatre Passe Muraille and Lemontree Creations on Sunday March 13 from 2pm until late.

The event is curated by the returning team of Paprika Artistic Programs Manager and Dora award-winning playwright Rosamund Small, with Associate Producers: Anika Johnson (co-creator of the Edinburgh Fringe musical Blood Ties and Toronto Fringe’s Summerland), Jeff Ho (performer of SummerWorks hit Unknown Soldier), and Richard Lam (Soulpepper Academy actor, musician and sound designer). The event was conceived and created by Rosamund Small in 2015 to expand on and continue The Paprika Festival’s tradition of training the next generation of young artists.

Space is limited.
Learn more about and register for The Intersection.

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