2022 Graduation Awards
Several students and teaching artists received the Tullio Cedraschi, Bernard Amyot and Ada Slaight Awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the School.
"As you head out of the school, I want to acknowledge the incredible challenges you met together; the meaningful conversations, the brave responses to a relentlessly, ever-changing context; the art that you created on our stages and in our classrooms – works of beauty, bravery, and passion. The work you created is not despite the rigours of your unique journey. It is because you met the challenge that your art is uniquely powerful."
May your future selves remember to cherish the friendships you have developed with each other – your dedication to each other is unique and valuable.
I have observed these two students unfailingly care for and support one another as they navigated the rigorous demands of this program. I also observed the potential for an awkward but endearing stand-up comedy double act.
Theatre – the best theatre – asks us to see people as they really are, not as we wish them to be. And while we might see things we don’t like, the decision to see people, to see the world, as we actually are is a compassionate one.