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March 20, 2021

Anti-Oppression Training for Theatre Arts Workers

Hosted by Shakespeare in the Ruff

Led by Makram Ayache, this two day, six hour training is designed for theatre artists, educators, and leaders interested in deepening their understanding of Anti-Racism and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion.

The training will be a blend of knowledge sharing, soft skill reflections, and applications relevant to the world of theatre.

Registration deadline is March 20th, 2021.

Makram Ayache is a Lebanese-Canadian community-engaged playwright, director, actor, producer and educator who splits his time between Edmonton and Toronto.

As an Anti-Oppression and Equity workshop facilitator, Makram has extensive experience working with not-for-profit, corporate, government, post-secondary, arts, and charity organizations. Currently, he facilitates 2SLGBTQIA+ (2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual/Agender) inclusion training through the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, Ontario. He runs his own consultation and training organization, Shajara, which works with organizations and individuals to make meaningful change towards equity and anti-oppression. Makram has worked with arts organizations such as Soulpepper Theatre, The Shaw Festival, and the Canadian Theatre Critics Association to create meaningful and much needed change. You may also recognise Makram as Ruff’s Education Coordinator, where he runs the Young Ruffian Program.


ASL Interpretation will be provided. Sessions will be entirely on Zoom. Any inquiries can also be directed to info@shakespeareintheruff.com.


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