I Have a Voice Too!

By: Various Performers

I Have a Voice Too is a night of curated performances, featuring original work from youths in and around Toronto, aged 12-17 years old. From singing to spoken word poetry, these young performers are using their voices and talent to highlight what really matters to them. 

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Performance Date and Times:

Saturday, June 15th @ 4:00 pm

Aliyah is a 2nd year student at McGill University, studying psychology. She is passionate about music, such as r&b, funk, jazz, and soul, and has a strong love for singing and writing her own music. She has performed in a master class conducted by Detroit-born keyboardist, Greg Phillinganes, before an audience of Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) students. She has also performed in professional theatre productions in Sacramento, California at the Sacramento Theatre Company and in Hydra, Greece at the Hydra Performing Arts Festival.

Aliyah El-Amin

Assistant Director

  • I have been learning Indian classical music based on different ragas and melodic formulas for the past 8 years under the skillful guidance of my Guruji Pt. Sri Prosenjit Deoghoria. During this time I have learned different styles of singing including semi classical, devotional, Rabrindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, modern bengali, folk and bollywood songs .

 

  • My first stage performance was when I was 6 and have since performed at various places namely at Toronto Kalibari, Prabasi Bengali Cultural Association (PBCA), Toronto Bengali Drama Group (TBDG), YMCA, Bharat Sevashram Sangha etc.

 

  • I have also sang many genres of music at school talent shows to lead singer in choir and school drama musical events.

 

  • I sing in English,Bengali & Hindi languages.

 

  • Recently I have performed at my music school academy's Colors of Music show along with live musicians followed by acting singing performance during the occasion of 40th anniversary of TBDG at York Woods Library Theater.

 

  • Currently I am rehearsing for a dance drama singing and musical production show based on a movie directed by Mr. Satyajit Ray organized by Purbayan.

Aritra Ghosh 

Performer

Zev Lemke is a 13 year-old who is passionate about theatre and visual arts. 

He discovered his love of acting at a young age.  Zev has played Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland Jr., Timone in Lion King Jr., Bert in Mary Poppins Jr. and Cat in the Cat and the Hat Jr.  He also danced in the National Ballet production of the Nutcracker several times. 

 

Zev enjoys making people laugh and hopes to make a career out of being an actor. 

Zev Lemke

Performer

School & Community Productions 

Bentley School, Oakland, CA; Orinda Community Center, Orinda, CA USA

The Little Mermaid (Ariel)

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti)

Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy)

Seussical (Mrs. Mayor)

The Box/10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Mama Mia (Donna)

Little Mermaid (Ariel)

101 Dalmatians (Lucky)

 

Musical Theater Training

Musical Theater Workshop, Ryerson University

Triple Threat Summer Program, Ryerson University

American Conservatory Theater (ACT), Musical Theater Summer Program, San Francisco, CA USA

Musical Theater Camp, Bentley School, Oakland, CA USA

Keshet Musical Theater Camp, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Singing Experience

Greenwood Mic, Greenwood College School, Toronto, ON

Vocal Ensemble, Bentley School, Oakland, CA USA

Broadway Singing Workshop, Berkeley Playhouse, Berkeley, CA USA

Glee Club, Musically Minded, Oakland, CA USA

Glee Club, Bentley School, Oakland, CA USA

Piedmont Choir, Piedmont, CA USA

 

Other Training

Private Singing Lessons, Alex Moses (Act One Productions), Toronto, ON

Audition/Monologue Prep, Ryerson University

Private Singing Lessons, Ryerson University

Colette Pitts 

Performer

Dr. Paramita Dutta, is currently working as Research Assistant in the digital project LEME (Lexicons of Early Modern English) under the supervision of Prof Ian Lancashire, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Toronto at the Department of English, University of Toronto. Earlier she served as Assistant Professor and Head in the Department of English at Rammohan College, University of Calcutta, India before coming to Canada. Previously, she had worked as Assistant Professor of English at Chandernagore Government College, University of Burdwan, India, and both of these were tenured positions. She was often invited to teach early modern English drama at the post graduate level in Lady Brabourne College (University of Calcutta), Maulana Azad College (University of Calcutta), St. Paul’s Cathedral College (University of Calcutta) as Guest Faculty and also recorded audio visual lectures on the same for the distance education post graduate students of Netaji Subhas Open University, India.
Dr. Dutta has presented many papers in national and international conferences and was awarded the UGC Travel Grant to present a paper at the International Conference on regional Indian films on Shakespeare held in London, United Kingdom in April 2016, the quatercentenary of Shakespeare’s death. She was one of the youngest Seminar Leaders to have organised a seminar for the International Biennial Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association (ASA) held in New Delhi in December 2016, whose topic was ‘Negotiating Shakespearean Characters in Performance from Past to Present’ and whose participants ranged from United Kingdom, Malaysia, India and Japan. 
Her international publications include an article on the English film ‘Shakespeare Wallah’ in Shormishtha Panja and Babli Moitra Saraf Ed. Performing Shakespeare in India published by Sage (2016), the Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s drama Bidaay Abhishaap in Bhattacharya and Renganathan ed. The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama published by Routledge (2015) and a short story titled ‘The First Time’ in the collection Emanations 2+2=5edited by Carter Kaplan and published by International Authors (Massachusetts, 2015).
 
She was a student of the Department of English (UGC Centre of Advanced Studies), Jadavpur University, India right from her undergraduate years, and holds her M Phil on Shakespeare’s comedies (2007) and Ph D on the portrayal of marriage in early modern English Drama (2013).
She is a Life Member of The Shakespeare Society of India and Member of Asian Shakespeare Association (Philippines).
 
As a student she had always been passionate about elocution, dance (she had trained in the Indian classical dance Kathak) and theatre. While in Toronto, she has nourished her passion for drama and the performing arts and been actively involved with the Toronto Bengali Drama Group and narrated/recited poems in two of its programmes (Kobitar Kichhu Muhurto and Konnyashlok respectively) and performed in a comic role in the Bengali play Mouchak in 2018. She is also involved in community work as Volunteer Communtiy Outreach Ambassador and Research Volunteer in the organization Volunteer MBC. 

Dr. Paramita Dutta 

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Visaree Bradshaw-Coore is a Canadian actress who is fluent in French and English. She has trained with Ryerson’s Performance Youth & Community Programs, and the Living Arts Centre. Theatre performances include Crazy for you, (Moosie) Tomken Road Middle School; Where the north wind blows (Evil Queen) Ryerson Teen Acting Academy Abrams Studio Theatre; The Little Prince (Snake/Sheep) Ryerson School of performance, Larceny, and Old Lace Lester Applewood Heights Secondary School; Through the Looking Glass (Alice #2) Ryerson Centre Stage Teens Ryerson School of Performance; Choices (Ann) Applewood Heights Secondary School. Her singing performances have included “O Canada” at the Steelheads Game Ensemble; “Take Two”, Mississauga Hershey Centre; “Can’t fight this feeling” at the Retirement Party Ensemble; “Take Two” at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Her special skills include Visual Arts, Swimming, Public speaking, Photography, Certified in CPR ( Member of the Canadian lifesaving society), Soccer, and Chess.

Visaree Bradshaw-Coore

Performer

Samuel Sharrett is a student at Montessori Jewish Day School.  He has attended Ryerson Performance Youth Community camps for four years where he played Pumba in the Lion King, Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, and participated in various other theatrical and musical performances.  In addition, Samuel is passionate about making movies, including writing screenplays, designing costumes, directing and acting on camera. 

Samuel Sharrett

Performer