Indigenous work included in new Stratford Festival programming

By Sam Laskaris Writer A new on-demand streaming channel that includes work created and led by Indigenous people is now being offered by Stratford Festival. The Classroom Connect curriculum, which can be streamed at school or at home, is aimed at intermediate, secondary and post-secondary students and teachers. “I think it will change lives,” Keith Barker, a Metis artist from Geraldton in northwestern Ontario who is also the head of New Play Development for the Stratford Festival, said of the online curriculum now available. Besides some Indigenous works, those accessing Classroom Connect will be able to find plenty of digital content including Shakespeare pieces, Black storytelling, filmed theatre productions and dance performances, audio plays, podcasts, documentaries and interviews. The online content will also include lesson plans, study guides and other…

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