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Maple High School’s Amanah at SummerWorks
Media Advisory
7/6/2016
Maple High School’s Amanah at SummerWorks

What:

Maple High School’s Drama Department received a prestigious invite to the SummerWorks Festival in Toronto after picking up a MIRA Award and Outstanding Production Award at the Sears Ontario Drama Festival Provincial Showcase for their original production, Amanah. Over thirty students perform in the play to originally composed music and vocals.

Inspired by real stories from Syrian migrants and folklore, Amanah is an original tale of immigration and cultural displacement. Created by drama and music students ages 15 to 18 and inspired by stories and first-hand accounts of the Syrian refugee crisis, Amanah tells the story of a family’s arduous journey from war-torn homeland to the intimidating sanctuary of an adopted country. Intermingling fantasy, fairy-tale and fact, the play serves as testament to humanity’s need for acceptance, community, and dutiful reverence of legacy.

SummerWorks is one of North America's largest summer festivals of Theatre, Film, Dance, Music, Live Art and more. Maple High School is one of only two school groups in Ontario invited to perform this year.

When:

Performance dates and times are:
  • Monday, August 8, 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Where:

Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Pia Bouman
6 Noble Street, Toronto
 
For more information, please visit the SummerWorks website or contact:
 
Lazaros Geronikolos, OCT
Subject Head of Dramatic Arts and Dance
Maple High School
416-888-6152
Email: lazaros.geronikolos@yrdsb.ca
 
John Castrounis, OCT
Teacher
Maple High School
647-404-9540
Email: john.castrounis@yrdsb.ca 
 
 
 
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