The Toronto Youth Theatre are taking a new path with their Spring 2014 production. Their past shows at Lower Ossington Theatre have mostly been musicals, and they’ve been fun and entertaining productions. This June, the theatre company devoted to providing young actors access to the stage is producing two modern and relevant plays: “Chatroom” and “Citizenship.”
Last weekend, we met with many of the people bringing these shows to the stage, and we are excited to see their performances! The fact that they are moving away from musicals to dramas gives different artists the opportunity to participate in the productions, which we learned in our conversations with the young people involved. Most of the actors we met, ranging in age from 18-24, are brand new to the TYT.
Chatroom and Citizenship are 21st century plays written for the British stage about teens and young adults, and the subject matter should be of interest, as they cover bullying, online identity, sexuality, depression and more.
The director, Alan Kinsella, has been steadily working with LOT for the past year, and most of the actors we met are experienced and dedicated. We have attended TYT productions in the past and always been impressed. You will be too.
Each play is one act, so one tickets gets you both plays with an intermission in between. Tickets are very affordable, especially if you’re a student! It’s $15 for students, $25 for everyone else. The shows will go on at the LOT June 5th-8th, so buy your tickets now.