Shanghai Theatre Academy Exchange
Visual and Performing Arts associate dean Michael Rubinoff recently returned from a three-day trip to Shanghai with some exciting news. On July 2nd, Theatre Sheridan will welcome five music theatre performance students from Shanghai’s Theatre Academy to help create a new musical production at Sheridan College.
Rubinoff auditioned 21 students in both English and Mandarin. At the end, five were chosen to receive the honour of traveling to Canada for the first time to work and perform with students at Sheridan. Shanghai and Sheridan students will perform the piece together at the end of July. This launches a new initiative for Theatre Sheridan. The hope is to build this into an annual event. Next year, Sheridan will be sending our own students to Shanghai.