In collaboration with industry professionals, No Strings Theatre aims to develop, empower and inspire the next generation of performing artists. Assuring an equitable space, we are committed to fostering anti-racist, non-biased theatrical practices while reducing socio-economic barriers. Our practices facilitate an inclusive space for community engagement in the arts.
MANY VOICES MANY STORIES
In re-imagining our programming and desiring to encourage a new and progressive 'look' on our future stages, we unveil our Many Voices, Many Stories - telling the untold stories of Canadian history through artistic expressions of workshops and productions and supporting the development of new works by New Generation (Emerging) Artists. The Development of Dario et La Diablesse: A Caribbean Musical is the inaugural season of this program.
The creation of Many Voices Many Stories arose from the collaboration of Scott Hurst and Denise Williams. Denise's masters narrative study, My Voice, Your Voice, Our Voices (2019), investigates the value of dialogues in gaining the understanding of best practices for musicians to share and adopt music of another culture, with more sensitivity to the misdoings of stereotyping and appropriation. It was Scott who coined the title, Many Voices, Many Stories upon viewing, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2009 TED Talk: The damage of a single story. “… show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.”
My Voice, Your Voice, Our Voices