100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Join us for Peace in the City, this Sunday May 14th at City Hall at 2 pm!

The Children?s Peace Theatre is proud to partner with Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Access and Equity - Diversity Unit to present a theatrical event at City Hall, on Sunday, May 14th, 2006 entitled "Peace in the City: A Mother?s Day Celebration of Peace for Young and Old". This FREE theatrical event will feature original plays exploring themes of conflict, peace, racism, violence and social inclusion, particularly through the eyes of youth and seniors.

The event, hosted by Robert Morgan, will begin at 2:00 pm in the Rotunda at Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St. West), and will include works by Drew?s Group, Performers for Peace, the Children?s Peace Theatre Young Company, and Maggie Hollis. The audience will also be entertained by songs from the Raging Grannies, and laugh at clowning by the CPT Young Company. This free event is ideal for mothers, grandmothers, and the whole family to attend.

The different performance groups include:

-Drew?s Group is made up of the friends of Andrew Stewart, a 16 year-old boy who was killed in December 2004, while defending a pregnant friend. Since 2005, Drew?s Group has been meeting with the Children?s Peace Theatre, working to create theatre that promotes peace and non-violence.
-Performers for Peace, directed by Josh Bloch, are a mixed group of youth, adults and seniors exploring themes of racism and social inclusion between young and old.
-The CPT Young Company, led by Adam Paolozza, have been creating and performing powerful theatre since their formation in 2004. The group, ages 8-16, have created plays about children in Rwanda, a family in Afghanistan, and the relationships of children to seniors. Honouring children and young people in the pursuit of peace through the practice of theatre is the core mission of the Children?s Peace Theatre, and the Young Company embodies these values.

Several peace organizations will have interactive displays in the Rotunda of Toronto City Hall during Peace in the City.

Please let us know if you can attend by calling 416-752-1550 or email us at [email protected] childrenspeacetheatre.org. You can also take a look at our website at www.childrenspeacetheatre.org.

We invite you to show your personal support for the Children?s Peace Theatre with your presence on May 14th. Children are peacemakers. Peace is possible. Theatre is powerful. Come and take part in this inspirational and thought-provoking theatrical celebration.

Official Website: http://www.childrenspeacetheatre.org/programs/programs.html

Added by Amarjeet on May 11, 2006

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