Our festival within the Festival is bustling with activity and June is jam-packed with a ton of amazing events that you won’t want to miss. We’ve designated the second week of each month as a “Forum Foray,” which features a concentrated number of events. June’s Foray showcases an amazing line-up of comics, concerts, film screenings and speakers.
Here are some events you won’t want to miss!
Jordan Peterson: The Necessity of Virtue
Festival Theatre Lobby | Wednesday, June 12, at 11 a.m.
Regular contributor to TVO’s Big Ideas, University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson examines the necessity of virtue as evidenced in the story of Measure for Measure. Admission: $10.
Studio Theatre, Thursday | June 13, at 11 p.m.
Using themes of the season and audience suggestions, stand-up comics including Chris Gibbs, Albert Howell, Sabrina Jalees, Elvira Kurt, Sharron Matthews and Matt Watts compete to write the best stand-up sets in under 15 minutes. Hosted by Joanne O’Sullivan. Admission: $25.
*May contain mature content and language*
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick Street | Friday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m.
Canadian filmmaker Irene Lilienheim Angelico reaches for comprehension of the Holocaust through interviews with survivors and their children in Montreal and Israel – and with their contemporaries in Germany. Winner of six international awards, and selected as one of the 50 greatest documentaries of all time at the international Salute to the Documentary, the film will be followed by a chat with Angelico. Admission: $20.
Sally Armstrong: Ascent of Women: A Remarkable Story of World-Wide Change
Studio Theatre | Sunday, June 16, at 10 a.m.
Journalist, author and human rights activist Sally Armstrong is a three-time winner of the Amnesty International Media Award and a Member of the Order of Canada. Her latest book, Ascent of Women, came out in March 2013. Admission: $20.
ARC Ensemble | Tradition and the Jewish Composer
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 25 St. Andrew Street | Sunday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m.
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory) presents a concert of rare Jewish art music with readings from the work of Sholem Aleichem performed by Alon Nashman. Admission: $35.
This is That: A Conversation with the Nation
Studio Theatre | Sunday, June 16, at 8 p.m.
Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring, of CBC’s This is That, bring Stratford audiences a live rendition of the award-winning satirical radio show. Nothing is off limits – politics, culture, justice, religion; if it’s relevant to Canadians, This Is That finds a way to fabricate a story. Subject matter: totally Canadian. Truth factor: totally questionable. Admission: $29.
To buy tickets to any of these Forum event or to browse through other June Forum events, visit our website at www.stratfordfestival.ca/forum!
Live from The Forum this June
If you’re not able to join us in Stratford, you can still access The Forum on the go with our exciting livestream events at new.livestream.com/stratfordfestival! This month we’ll be streaming three sessions for you to enjoy in the comfort of your living room, on your laptop or even on the bus using your mobile phone. If you’re not able to tune in for the real-time streaming, you can always catch the archived recording after the event.
For the Love of Godot | Join the livestream event!
Wednesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m.
Brian Dennehy, who plays Pozzo in this season’s Waiting for Godot, discusses all things Beckett with the production’s director, Jennifer Tarver.
Today’s Youth: Driving Social Change | Join the livestream event!
Thursday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m.
Egyptian Ambassador Wael Ahmed Kamal Aboul-Magd, Idle No More organizer Tori Cress, Outside the March Theatre’s Mitchell Cushman and Manifesto Community Projects’ Stephanie Perrin explore how the next generation is shaping society through art and political activism. Four talks, with an audience Q&A to follow.
John de Chastelain: Ancient Grudges and New Mutinies | Join the livestream event!
Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.
Canada’s former Chief of the Defence Staff and former ambassador to the U.S. reflects on the Prince of Verona’s role as peacekeeper in Romeo and Juliet and relates it to his own experiences in the military and through the United Nations.
Support for the appearance of John de Chastelain is generously provided in memory of Dr. W. Philip Hayman.