2019 PRESS

Performing arts program provides space for Indigenous youth to explore their creativity

“The participants say having creative spaces like the Indigenous Arts Program for young Indigenous artists is important, especially in Ontario where the provincial government is making cuts to arts funding.”
– Riannon Johnson, CBC News

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Paprika addresses Toronto theatre’s old problems in grooming next generation

“A focus for the past six years or so at Paprika has been ensuring that its programs are accessible across demographics.”
– Karen Fricker, Toronto Star

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The New Festival Model

“Paprika is home to the freshest voices in Toronto theatre. It has been instrumental in attracting exceptional young artists to the theatrical medium because it provides such exceptional support, leadership and mentorship to theatre artists in their formative years. Looking back at the aspirations we had for Paprika in 2001 makes me realize just how much it has outstripped our initial vision. I am so proud that Passe Muraille will get a chance to host this seminal festival of new theatre works in 2014 and I welcome them all through our big red doors.”
– Andy McKim, Artistic Director, Theatre Passe Muraille

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Parenting a Young Artist

“We are excited to see Paprika explore new spaces and relationships over the next few years – our community will benefit enormously from the energy these young artists bring to their theatres. Tarragon will continue to support Paprika in any way we can and we look forward to welcoming Paprika back sometime soon.” – Gideon Arthurs, General Manager, Tarragon Theatre

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FEATURE ARTICLES

Feature on Paprika: Urban Moms – When the Stage is Calling You

Feature on Paprika: Yummy Mummy Club – How to Ignite the Creative Spark in your Kids

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