Some former convicts-turned-actors are riding an anti-crime Shakespearean gravy train into Toronto to teach kids in troubled neighbourhoods the difference between thee, thy and thou.
This week, former convicts turned professional actors Darren Raymond and Fabian Spencer are participating in a high school drama program called Shakespearience in Toronto, including in areas notorious for drugs, gangs and gun violence.
A simple workshop about the Bard can make a dramatic difference in a teen’s life, Raymond said.
“It can be a catalyst for change because Shakespeare is a universal language,” he told CBC News. “It relates to people at risk, to youth at risk.”
Convicts are just so CUTE! And for the record, I mean that more in a docile-tattooed-to-the-neck way as opposed to a strangling-me-for-making-snide-comments kind-of-way.