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Towards Youth:
A Play On Radical Hope

  • A Project: Humanity and
    Crow’s Theatre production
  • Andrew Kushnir
  • Chris Abraham and Andrew Kushnir
  • Feb 25 - Mar 16, 2019
  • $25-$50
  • 2 hours 20 mins (including one 15 min intermission)
  • Details
    See the world on one stage. Through the voices of young people.
    "Ambitious, sprawling and invested with tenacious heart,
    it’s impossible not to root for Towards Youth." 
    "A showcase of an extraordinary ensemble of actors...
    top-notch acting, direction and design."
    GLOBE AND MAIL, ★★★/4
    The world premiere of the new play from award winning playwright Andrew Kushnir, directed by Chris Abraham and Andrew Kushnir. 
    Towards Youth is a window into the lives of young people around the world. An exceptional ensemble cast takes us to classrooms in India, Taiwan, England, and Greece, to meet youth coming of age in extraordinary times. 
    A moving theatrical experience that weaves personal stories from young people around the world into a 21st century narrative that connects us all. Is there a radical hope to be found in the humble drama classroom? We believe there is. Find out why this winter at Streetcar Crowsnest. 
    On stage in the intimate Guloien Theatre.
    Directed by Andrew Kushnir and Chris Abraham. 
    Under 24? Use the code TOYOUTHVIP to access $18 tickets, only until March 16. 
    Under 35? Use the code CROWU35 to access $20 tickets, only until March 16. 
    Artsworker? Use the code TOYOUTHART to access $29 tickets, only until March 16. 
    Kushnir's plays are "gritty, moving, disturbing, and sometimes funny. The use of language is astounding.” - Times Colonist
    Kushnir has done an extraordinary thing in weaving all the material together and presenting the varying experiences of his subjects. Their stories resonate in the telling, and offer a rare and humanizing glimpse into an understandably guarded and mistrustful community. - The Torontoist
    Originally commissioned through Dr. Kathleen Gallagher's research project: Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


    Towards Youth development supported by the Banff Playwrights Lab



  • The Team


    • Aldrin Bundoc
    • Tim Dowler-Coltman
    • Jessica Greenberg
    • Stephen Jackman-Torkoff
    • Liisa Repo-Martell
    • Zorana Sadiq
    • Amaka Umeh
    • Emilio Vieira
    • Loretta Yu


    • Andrew Kushnir - Playwright
    • Chris Abraham and Andrew Kushnir - Directors
    • Ken Mackenzie - Set, Costume & Lighting Designer
    • Deanna H. Choi - Music Composition & Sound Designer
    • Amelia Scott - Video Design / Tech
    • Eric Armstrong - Dialect Designer
    • Lizabeth Stanley - Head of Props
    • Laura Delchiaro - Head of Wardrobe
    • Suzie Balogh - Production Manager
    • Sarah Miller - Stage Manager
    • Karli Feldman - Apprentice Stage Manager
    • Natasha Greenblatt - Assistant Director
    • Frank Incer - Assistant Sound Designer
    • Ellen Denny - Apprentice Production Manager
    • Eudes La Roche-Francoeur - Auditing Assistant Director
    • Hershel Blatt - Auditing Assistant Director