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
As the revitalization continues to transform the Regent Park community, The Journey – A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization returns to the stage for its fifth run at Daniels Spectrum in November 2018 with a brand new script and storyline.
Inspired by true events, The Journey is written by Daniels’ President Mitchell Cohen and Director Kate Fenton in collaboration with the Regent Park community. The 2018 rendition of this spirited musical highlights both the struggles and triumphs of two families as change overtakes both their community and their personal lives.
Afiya, a high school senior has lived in Regent Park for most of her life. Enthralled by spoken word, she loves to write poetry and desires to share her voice on the stage. However, growing up in a Muslim household where young girls are not encouraged to perform publicly, Afiya struggles to pursue her art. Influenced by the changes happening around her and within, how will she remain truthful to herself and respect her parents’ wishes?
Using a powerful combination of drama, spoken word, music and dance, The Journey is performed by talented young artists from the Regent Park community sharing the stage with world-class performers.
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!