DON’T MISS THE JOURNEY!
The Journey will touch the heart of everyone
who cares about our city and their place within it.
“I think it’s important for the Journey to highlight true stories about the community and to not perpetuate stereotypes of past or current community members. Regent Park has undergone a massive transformation and there are many emotions that surround having to be relocated or watching homes and community hang-outs be demolished or having to live in a space now that doesn’t necessarily reflect respective cultural standards of living, etc.. There’s certainly a lot more to the “Living History of Regent Park” than what can be explored in an 80-min musical theatre production, but at the very least, The Journey prompts the conversation.”
– Britta B, Lead Cast Member in The Journey 2016
The Journey is a musical that tells the story of a transformation of a Toronto neighbourhood and the families within it as the resilient tight knit community of Regent Park undergoes a decades long revitalization. Among the many residents, Afiya a poignant teenaged poet who shines through writing and performing, is confronted by her cultural gender role when her parents refuse to accept her art. Meanwhile an eye-opening trip to St. Vincent awakens youth from the neighbourhood to a new understanding about life at home. The Journey is the strong heartbeat of the people of Regent Park, all that is lost and gained, as their community quickly transforms around them.
The Journey Studio
The Journey Studio is a free arts education training program for youth ages 15-24 from in and around Regent Park who are interested in learning more about the performance arts. Participants receive mentorship from pros and peers, as well as resources and support necessary to identify an educational or career path in the arts. Some participants will also appear in the youth emsemble for The Journey stage presentations!