Panel Discussion Series

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PANEL DISCUSSION Series - NEW

Join us for this brand new four-part series designed to inspire fresh perspectives and deeper dialogues on questions at the heart of our season. Admission is free and open to all. Venues are to be announced.

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ARTS TRAILBLAZERS

October 4, 7:00pm


Emma Donoghue

London arts leaders will discuss and debate challenges and opportunities facing them in our city. Speakers: Emma Donoghue (Internationally acclaimed Author, Academy Award-nominated Screenwriter), Andrea Halwa (Executive Director, London Arts Council), and Kathy Navackas (Executive Producer, The London Fringe Theatre Festival).

 

NEW WORK

January 11, 7:00pm


Daniel MacIvor

The Grand launches its commitment to new work with the COMPASS, New Play Development Program. This panel will discuss why new plays matter and how we best support their development. Speakers: Daniel MacIvor (Playwright), Leslie Arden and Cathy Elliott (Playwrights, Starlight Tours), and Dennis Garnhum (Artistic Director, Grand Theatre).

STORYTELLING AS ACTIVISM

March 12, 6:00pm


Sally Armstrong

A discussion of the complexities of ‘human rights’ versus ‘human wrongs,’ and the significance of sharing under-told stories on the stage to enlighten, humanize, and effect change. Speakers: Sally Armstrong (Award-winning Activist, Journalist, Author, and Member of the Order of Canada), Carey Perloff (Director, A Thousand Splendid Suns).

THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

April 12, 7:00pm


Bruce Sellery

What happens when you strive to be ‘the best?’ When you are at the top of your game where do you go from there? Join us for this Chariots of Fire-inspired conversation focusing on how pursuing excellence in any field shapes a person. Moderated by Bruce Sellery (Television Host). Speakers to be announced.

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