Photo by Sean Rees. Arts Orillia’s Theatre & Cross Creativity youth project

Project Description

Working in partnership with Arts Orillia, Artistic Director Simon Malbogat collaborated with local high school students over two weeks to create an original Forum Theatre piece exploring the challenges and struggles students face in their daily lives.

The final, interactive, piece was presented at the Orillia Opera House on May 17th, 2024 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (EST).

For more information, see Arts Orillia’s website.


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Simon Malbogat – Director | Facilitator

Simon Malbogat co-founded Mixed Company Theatre in 1983 and has been the Artistic Director since 1989. In 1992 Mixed Company Theatre became a CTO (Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed). Simon has over thirty years’ experience as a director, dramaturg, teacher, actor, and workshop facilitator. Teaching highlights include University of Toronto, Concordia University, York University, Humber College, Brock University and Queen’s University. Simon has facilitated hundreds of workshops for youths and adults in Europe, South America, USA, and Canada and has facilitated over 1,000 Forum Theatre presentations. Simon has led workshops in Turkey, Brazil, Finland, and the Ukraine. In Toronto, Simon has been involved in developing the arts in the community with programs for families, women, seniors, youth, homeless adults & youth and persons with disabilities.


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