Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective, the Toronto Public Library and the British Council, bring you the Shakespeare Lives Microfestival to celebrate the Bard's work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. Join us this spring in Toronto for an innovative and interactive programme of performances, workshops and debates.
Visit our #ShakespeareLives 2016 Page.
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About the Collective
The Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective was founded in March 2010 with the Shakespeare-On-The-Subway Project by Victoria Urquhart, Sean Horbatiuk, Brian Daniel Hansen. Originally created to break down economic barriers and provide opportunities for emerging theatre artists to hone their craft, the SOTMSC has become an ever-growing network of emerging artists from multiple disciplines sharing their love for the bard everywhere but on a stage.
The Shakespeare-On-The-Subway Project took place through July and August 2010.
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Language, as we know it, is dying. It is fading away from our schools, jobs, and everyday life. We believe that one of the many reasons for this is the removal of relevant examples of classical text such as the works of William Shakespeare from public access. This is done by setting up social, economic, and even physical barriers. In order to remove these barriers, we must revitalize our view of the text and performance.
The Spur-of-the-Moment-Shakespeare Collective is a youth-led group of artists dedicated to breaking down barriers surrounding Shakespearean text, thereby making the Bard's work more accessible. This is done through performing classical pieces spontaneously in modern spaces, demonstrating the humanity of each story in a current context.
We also strive to provide cyclical-benefit projects for artists and the community. Emerging artists need to hone and develop their skills, and there are several opportunities to do so while benefiting the surrounding community. Therefore, we seek to satisfy one need with another.