Uth Daze is a free arts festival for youth, kids and families that will happen at Toronto’s Artscape Wychwood Barns from May 25-26, 2013. Presented by the reConnexion Collective, the third annual festival’s fun will include performances, workshops, creative activities and more!

The reConnexion Collective

The collective formed in 2009, composed of theatre & live performing practitioners, and now has four core members committed to creating opportunities and empowering youth through performing arts: Jajube Mandiela, Natasha Adiyana Morris, Amanda Nicholls, and Tijana Spasic. Operating as a project run collective, reConnexion focuses on culturally diverse artistic programming for young people, connecting Toronto’s youth with the professional live performance community, and fostering the growth of emerging artists. The Collective has partnered on projects with the City of Toronto, NIA Centre for the Arts, b current, ArtStarts, the Children’s Aid Society and other organizations, on projects including: Fresh Wednesdays, many artistic workshop series’, and the very successful Trips2Shows project.  reConnexion’s next venture is creating new and adapted performance works that are inclusive and represent the Greater Toronto Area experiences.

Currated by Kanika Ambrose

Kanika Ambrose Headshot

Kanika Ambrose is a Toronto based actor and playwright. Her short plays (My Umm Hmm, Sleep Country, and Aprés) have been produced in various Toronto festivals including Paprika Festival, rock.paper sistahz!, and New Voices. Some of her recent acting credits include; Binti’s Journey (Theatre Direct/YPT), Macbeth (Humber River Shakespeare); Obeah Opera (bcurrent/Theatre Archipelago); After Mrs. Rochester (Alumnae Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Guild Festival Theatre); Aprés (New Voices Festival); The Girls Who Saw Everything and Attempts on Her Life (Ryerson Theatre School); Vagina Monologues (V-Day at Ryerson). She is a graduate from the Acting program at Ryerson Theatre School.

Uth Daze Team
Curator – Kanika Ambrose
Coordinator – Laura Hache
Project Lead – Jajube Mandiela
Grassroots Promoter – Cassandra Thompson
reConnexion core members
Jajube Mandiela, Natasha Adiyana Morris, Amanda Nicholls and Tijana Spasic.
If you have any questions about Uth Daze or want to get involved, feel free to call 416-533-1500 or contact Laura, the Uth Daze Coordinator at uthdaze.coordinator@gmail.com

Check out our sister festival running alongside Uth Daze: b current’s rock.paper.sistahz festival, May 12-13 + May 24-31 2013!

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