Overview


75-90 min | Max 350-400 students | Recommended for Grades 5+

Our scenario based Lighting Forum Theatre Presentations give you the opportunity to choose from a range of issues while maintaining the engaging, participatory style of a Forum Theatre show.

In these presentations, a story representing an issue is performed (the first act) by actors. Students are then invited onto the stage by a trained facilitator to enact “an intervention” where they can either replace a character or suggest a change to the story for the better. A trained Forum Theatre facilitator (the Joker) prepares and encourages participants to replace the actors on the stage and to change the story in a constructive way.

Students get most of the presentation time to replace characters and act out their own solutions – it is a high-impact and highly engaging platform for dialogue and discussion in a very safe and collaborative environment.

This year we are offering four Lightning Forum Presentation options for schools to choose from, depending on your goals and learning objectives.

“Disconnected” | Virtual


Conflict arises among friends as they struggle with maintaining personal relationships, and mental health challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Driving Question: How can we recognize the signs and support students experiencing mental health challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Key Presentation Themes:

  • Supportive mental health allyship
  • Recognizing the signs of mental health challenges in peers
  • Combatting mental health stigma
  • Pandemic specific mental health concerns

“It’s Not Okay | Virtual


A promotional flyer for "It's Not Okay". It includes a photo of someone standing with their back against a wall, as well as a brief description of the play.

LGBTQ2S+ students experience a variety of insensitive comments and actions both in the classroom and during their extracurricular activities.

Driving Question: How can we work together to build a more tolerant and inclusive environment for LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC students?

Key Presentation Themes:

  • “Tokenism”
  • Supportive allyship
  • Tolerance, diversity, and inclusion
  • Intersections of race & LGBTQ2S+ challenges

“Culture Clash” Virtual


A promotional flyer for "Culture Clash". It has an image of two people sitting on  bench, facing away form each other, as well as a brief description of the play.

Students experience a myriad of assumptions, stereotypes, and harmful dismissals while working with peers of different cultural backgrounds.

Driving Question: How can we disrupt cultural privilege in the school environment and foster greater awareness of cultural differences?

Key Presentation Themes:

  • Cultural privilege
  • Racial/cultural micro-aggressions
  • Systemic power imbalances
  • Cultural bias and assumptions

Tailor-Made LFTs


If you are interested in a topic not covered in one of our pre-designed presentations, write to us and we can customize a presentation for your school!

Sample Topics:

  • Gender Based Violence
  • Gang Violence
  • Bullying & Cyber Bullying
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Anti-Racism
  • And much more!

Booking Information


For full descriptions of the programs and delivery options available for your school, click to download the brochure for your school’s area:

MCT School Programming Brochure 2021-22

To inquire about booking any these options, discuss partnering with another school or discounts for multiple presentations, contact our communications team!