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MARQUEE

MARQUEE is a free arts program that seeks to empower LGBTQ2S+ youth in Toronto by connecting them to the stories and songs of the musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE.

MARQUEE is open to anyone ages 16 – 29 who identifies as LGBTQ2S+. No previous experience in the arts is necessary! There are limited spots available.

We particularly encourage applications from LGBTQ2S+ folks with diverse experiences, particularly those who are: Two-Spirit, transgender, non-binary, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, people with disabilities, people living with mental illness, and/or have experiences of homelessness.

About

About MARQUEE

What does MARQUEE offer?

  • A great community of art-loving LGBTQ2S+ peers and mentors
  • A free ticket for you and a guest to see the musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
  • CAROLINE, OR CHANGE-inspired art-making workshops with top Toronto artists
  • TTC fare and snacks provided at all MARQUEE activities
  • An opportunity to make art & discuss art in an affirming space

2020 Dates

2020 Dates

Applications for MARQUEE 2020 are now open!

Applications are due by Monday, January 28. All applicants will be notified of the results by Tuesday, January 29.

The 2020 MARQUEE program will take place over 5 weeks, with 5 sessions for participants:

  • Thursday, January 30, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 2, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 9, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 16, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 23, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Note: Priority will be given to applicants who are available to attend all three sessions.

Click here to learn more about how to apply

Application

How to Apply to MARQUEE

Applications for MARQUEE 2020 are now open!

Click here to learn more about how to apply

Applications are due by Monday, January 20. All applicants will be notified of the results by Thursday, January 23.

If you have any questions, or if you require an alternate way to complete this application, please contact Jordan Laffrenier at jordan@musicalstagecompany.com

2019

MARQUEE 2019

The 2019 MARQUEE program took place over 3 weeks in April, with 3 sessions for 25 young members of the LGBTQ2S community in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Participants had the unique opportunity to engage in a series of curated seminars and workshops, including a storytelling and creative exploration seminar led by Kai Cheng Thom, and a theatre workshop facilitated by NEXT TO NORMAL Assistant Director, Sabryn Rock. 

All participants also received a free ticket to attend a performance of NEXT TO NORMAL.

2018

MARQUEE 2018

Over three sessions, 30 LGBTQ2S youth from Toronto and surrounding areas participated in hands-on arts sessions, connected with LGBTQ2S peers and mentors, and attended FUN HOME for free. Among the numerous highlights was a theatre workshop facilitated by Laura Condlln, Alison in Fun Home.

The opportunity for participants to gather in an affirming space, and to witness representation in the theatre, was profound.

MARQUEE at CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Program Sponsor