To mark Wenonah’s 25th anniversary season in 2021, we are pleased to announce a new charitable initiative to support some of the meaningful work that is taking place in our communities.
As part of our Wenonah Cares mission, each year we are partnering with a new charitable organization that works with and benefits children. Through these partnerships, our hope is to support an organization with funding or gifts-in-kind support. We will also share with our Camp community the good work that these organizations are doing to make our communities better.
With that, we are pleased to announce our charitable partner for the 2021 season – Project: Humanity.
Project: Humanity (PH) is a socially-engaged theatre company founded in 2008 that uses the arts to bring together disconnected groups, to help people listen more compassionately, and catalyze meaningful change by inspiring active citizenship.
Led by Artistic Director Andrew Kushnir and Executive Director Daniel Chapman-Smith, PH carries out its mission through two “arms” of operation:
- PH: THEATRE brings original, thought-provoking, and aesthetically groundbreaking productions to audiences nationwide. PH is one of Canada’s leading developers of Verbatim Theatre, a journalistic dramatic form wherein original interviews are transformed into ‘live documentaries’ for the stage. We have produced and toured 200+ performances of our Verbatim Theatre plays, which grapple with social issues like youth homelessness, the modern-day legacy of the Underground Railroad, and the marginalization of arts education.
- The robust PH: YOUTH arm provides innovative drama programming to youth ages 14-29 in GTA shelters and high-schools as a means of amplifying youth voices, breaking down social barriers, and helping youth better understand themselves and the systems around them. PH has conducted over 160 pro-bono drama workshops in Toronto’s youth shelter system to date, and in 2019 began a three-year partnership with the TDSB. Since May 2020, their COVID-19 Artist Partnership Program has been pairing professional artists with youth in GTA shelters from Etobicoke to Scarborough for 1:1 online mentorship in a discipline of the youth’s choice.
To learn more about Project: Humanity, please visit them online at projecthumanity.ca.