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Share a story, watch a story!

May 7

Week Four of #YSWTV and Zita Nyarady (a resident circus artist at the Weston Common, new mother, and actor-educator with SIA) shares this creative and thoughtful short documentary / meditation on playgrounds in our community.

Apr 30

In Week Three of our #YSWTV, actor Suzanne Roberts Smith (who played Titania/Theseus in our summer production of MIDSUMMER) gives a personal shout-out to each of the students she taught in our Saturday Drama Classes in the Fall and Winter.

BONUS: she opens and closes the video with a song created by one of the students in Theatre Creators class (ages 11 – 14)!

April 23

It’s a little longer than 3 minutes, but super compelling.  Thanks to Weston community member Alexis Wilson for sharing a conversation with her grandmother about quarantining past and present.

April 16 2020

In this story below, Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Action David di Giovanni remembers a small moment of kindness from the folks at “God Bless Canada” in July of last year. 

Share a video of you or your family telling a story in under 3 minutes with the hashtag #YSWTV.  Or, send your video to Shakespeare in Action through social media or emailing info@shakespeareinaction.org and we will be posting one story every Thursday until this quarantine ends :). 

Want to take part?

Have a story? Record you or your family telling it in under 3 minutes, and send to us to share with the York South – Weston community. Stories can be:

– Real or Made Up

– Folktale or Memoir

– About COVID, or not!

Share your video with Shakespeare in Action who will upload stories weekly to our website and social media under YSW-TV — an online hub where we can share our voices and stories.


with your submissions or with questions!

All videos will be screened in advance by Shakespeare in Action to ensure content is appropriate and family-friendly. Depending on the volume of submissions, all videos may not be uploaded. Shakespeare in Action will prioritize a diversity of stories (fictional, real, folktale) and from a diversity of perspectives (in age, culture, gender, and ability).

Videos can be filmed on a phone or computer. We will also consider audio submissions without video. Having something you wrote, but don’t want to read it yourself? We’d be happy to consider finding a reader for your story.

To share your story, try sharing it through Email or WeTransfer