Lexicon Resurrected


Earlier this fall, we participated in the highly successful Scotiabank Nuit Blanche premiering our installation Lexicon. Thousands of Torontonians dropped by and wrote poems based on a twenty-word lexicon taken from TOK: Writing the New Toronto. Audiences were engaged and had fun with our interactive installation, where people stepped into the spotlight and shared their personal works.

Building on this momentum, we will be bringing this project to a community near you!

Lexicon is a community cabaret, where we are inviting patrons to use the same twenty words that gave rise to the poems created at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche to co-produce—alongside spoken word artist Andrea Thompson, musician David Celia and actors Beryl Bain and Ash Knight—a one-of-a-kind multi-media presentation about how language informs our sense of community.

Hosted by Rhoma Spencer.

When: Wednesday, November 20; doors open at 6:15 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, Artscape Lounge, 585 Dundas St. E.
Cost: Free!

When: Thursday, November 28; doors open at 6:30 pm
Where: S. Walter Stewart Library, Auditorium, 170 Memorial Park Ave.
Cost: Free!

When: Thursday, December 5; doors open at 7 pm
Where: Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.
Cost: Free!

Actors at the events appear with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.