Against the Grain Theatre Partners with Opera InReach for Educational Programming

By Logan Martell

Against the Grain Theatre has announced a new partnership with Opera InReach to develop educational programming for AtG’s upcoming productions of the 21-22 season.

The partnership will come as a result of both organizations’ commitment to equity and educational access in the arts.

“We are thrilled to be working with the team at Opera InReach over the course of AtG’s 2021-2022 season. Their energy and passion are well aligned with our values at AtG and we can’t wait to deepen this relationship to bring opera and educational programming to young people on Turtle Island.” Robin Whiffen, Executive Director of Against the Grain Theatre, said in an official press statement.

“It is so exciting to see this partnership coming to fruition! We are looking forward to beginning our work with Against the Grain Theatre by offering students across Canada opportunities to learn and engage with opera in new and meaningful ways. We believe that their ability to engage with existing opera-goers and new audiences will give us lots of great material to create entryways into opera for youth across Canada,” added Daevyd Pepper, co-founder of Opera InReach.

The two organizations recently collaborated on a blog post focused on the traditional representation of women in opera, and how AtG’s production of “Sāvitri” challenged those harmful stereotypes.