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Theatre: April 2013 Archives

Young Canadians "getting short shrift"

nts-alisa-palmer.jpgArtistic Director Alisa Palmer has been touring the country interviewing hopeful applicants to the prestigious National Theatre School.

She's found hundreds of enthusiastic young people who love to tell stories, but their knowledge of theatre is hit and miss.

Palmer says concerns about future employment and a push to teach technology have resultued in less arts and culture taught in primary and secondary schools.

Which part of the country has the most well-prepared candidates?

You might be surprised.

Listen to her interview with Jeanette:

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Photo credit: David Cooper