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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Culture Days @ TPL: Shakespeare Fusion Hip-Hop Project

Music Singing Storytelling Theatre Youth & teens
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Toronto Public Library - Fairview Branch

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


The Shakespeare Hip Hop Fusion Project: Youth Performance Program is a free creative writing and performance training program for youth ages 13-17 presented in association with the Toronto Public Library. Shakespeare and Hip Hop share many key elements: rhythm, lyricism and what Jay Z calls 'the ultimate human story, the story of struggle, which is what defines us all.' This program connects youth to professionals skilled in both genres to explore and create great performance pieces. The stories, themes, and poetry from Shakespeare's works, and Hip-Hop, will serve as a point of departure to assist the participants in discovering their voices

Participants will

- explore the synthesis of rhythm, music, and lyricism inherent in both Hip-Hop music and Shakespeare's theatre.

- create an original Rap, Spoken Word, or performance pieces

- Get training and mentorship from talented, professional artist/educators

This arts & literacy program will cultivate soft skills training, build self-confidence, foster speech arts and unlock the creative and artistic abilities of the participants.

This program is produced by Ontario Culture Days in partnership with Toronto Public Library.



Shakespeare in Action

Shakespeare in Action is a diverse theatre company that aspires to enhance the arts and education through exploring and performing Shakespeare's plays. We are dedicated to fostering literacy, enhancing creativity and promoting speech arts by making the language and stories of Shakespeare accessible and relevant to young audiences, their families, and the community. Shakespeare in Action seeks to inspire audiences of all ages to discover Shakespeare's universal truths in our everyday world, showing the influence classical theatre has within our communities.


Ontario Culture Days

(416) 964-7555

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