ASSITEJ World Congress in South Africa

May 16 – 24, 2017

Sandra Laronde is an Official Delegate and speaker at the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. She is part of a Canadian Delegation on behalf of Canada Council for the Arts who will attend The World Congress of ASSITEJ that takes place once every three years and comprises a Festival, a Conference and a World Congress.

Cape Town, South Africa

Toronto Arts Foundation

May 3, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Executive & Artistic Director Sandra Laronde was nominated for the Margo Bindhardt and Rita Davies Award for demonstrated creative cultural leadership in the development of arts and culture in Toronto.

Spoke Club, Toronto

Red Sky opens TEDxRyersonU

February 11, 2017 | 10:30 am

Red Sky’s artistic director Sandra Laronde and special guest Rosary Spence open TEDxRyersonU to Ryerson University's community members from different faculties and industries, including 200 faculty, staff, and students.

Glenn Gould Studio at CBC, Toronto

Conversation with the University of Illinois

February 10, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Red Sky's associate artist Carlos Rivera along with artists Samantha Brown, Dustin Luck, and Sarah Barton met with faculty and students in University of Illinois' Theatre Program. Designers, props and costume makers, stage managers, and other production students gained insight into Red Sky's experience on the road, the logistics of touring, our creative process, and our company.

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Our Country, Our Conversation: A Verity Speaker Series Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

January 25, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.

The first stage of the journey of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is now complete. After 6 years of consultations, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada completed its final report in June of 2015. With that were 94 calls to action. But the journey of Truth and Reconciliation is far from over. The urgent need for reconciliation runs deep in Canada.

Expanding public dialogue and action on reconciliation beyond residential schools is critical in the coming years. Artistic Director Sandra Laronde joined a circle discussion on Truth and Reconciliation with Verity members Victoria Grant (Moving Red Canoe), Elisa Levi, and Jessica Bolduc (4R's Youth Movement).

Verity Club, Toronto

Theatre of Empowerment Currents of Change: Art, Power + Politics 99th ISPA New York Congress

January 10 – 12, 2017

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde participated in a Long Table as a speaker on Theatre and Empowerment. The global landscape is changing more quickly and to a greater degree than ever before. There is a sweeping sense of powerlessness and alienation. Disparities in equality, perceived identities, and the global realities of climate change, migration and terrorism are often overwhelming. Is it enough to reflect conversation or do cultural institutions need to engage their power and act in a more meaningful way?

Times Center, New York City