MARQUEE

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OVERVIEW

MARQUEE 2021 is finished and applications are currently closed.

MARQUEE is a free performing arts program that aims to enrich the lives of people connected to the themes, stories and songs of our mainstage musical production. 

We are seeking members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, newcomers to Canada, and/or survivors of cancer, and all of their intersections to participate in this year’s program. Participants ages 16+ are welcome to apply, and no previous experience in the arts is necessary!

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OVERVIEW

MARQUEE 2021 is finished and applications are currently closed.

MARQUEE is a free performing arts program that aims to enrich the lives of people connected to the themes, stories and songs of our mainstage musical production. 

We are seeking members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, newcomers to Canada, and/or survivors of cancer, and all of their intersections to participate in this year’s program. Participants ages 16+ are welcome to apply, and no previous experience in the arts is necessary!

What does MARQUEE offer?

MARQUEE offers a community of art-loving people a chance to connect with the performing arts in new ways, participate in art-making workshops with top Toronto artists, TTC fare and snacks, as well as an opportunity to make and discuss art in an affirming space.

Each year, MARQUEE workshops and activities are designed in alignment with that year’s production.

Participants can expect performing arts workshops, panel discussions, facilitated independent creation time, an opportunity to connect with fellow art-lovers and theatre professionals, personal presentations from the cast and/or creative team of the mainstage production, and more!

What does MARQUEE offer?

  • A great community of art-loving peers and mentors
  • A free ticket for you to see the connecting mainstage production
  • Creative performance workshops with exciting Toronto artists
  • TTC tokens and snacks provided at all MARQUEE activities

How to Apply

Applications for MARQUEE 2021 are now closed.

We encourage members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, newcomers to Canada, and/or survivors of cancer, and all of their intersections to apply for the program. These intersections may include: those who are Two-Spirit, transgender, non-binary, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, people with mental illness, people with chronic illness, neurodiverse folks, people of all abilities, and/or have experiences of houselessness.

Participants age 16+ are welcome to apply, and no previous experience in the arts is necessary! There are limited spots available.

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

If you have any questions, or if you require an alternate way to complete this application, please contact Program Manager Camila Diaz-Varela at camiladiazvarela@musicalstagecompany.com.

MARQUEE 2021

The 2021 MARQUEE program took place over the 4 weeks of August at the High Park Nature Centre, for 21 members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, newcomers to Canada, and/or survivors of cancer, and all of their intersections.

Participants had the unique opportunity to engage in a series of workshops, panel discussions, forums and seminars, including a couple of Q&A panels hosted by BLACKOUT creative team members, Steven Gallagher (Bookwriter) and Wayne Gwillim (Music Supervisor).

All participants also received a free ticket to attend a performance of BLACKOUT.

MARQUEE 2020

The 2020 MARQUEE program took place over 5 weeks in January/February, with 5 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 movement exploration seminar led by Esie Mensah, and a theatre workshop facilitated by CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Apprentice Director, Tsholo Khalema.

All participants also received a free ticket to attend a performance of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE.

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.