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Monday Lecture Series

The Arts and Culture Department of the Miles Nadal JCC is committed to transforming lives through experiential learning. We offer the highest quality of affordable adult arts programming in a prime downtown location that is fully accessible. In an intimate and welcoming setting, we provide participants with moments of fulfillment and discovery.

We hope that you will enjoy our stimulating daytime lecture series with high profile guest speakers such as Iain Scott, Kevin Courrier, Osnat Lippa and more!
To register for any Monday afternoon lecture series, please call our Information Desk at 416-924-6211 x0.
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Lisa Roy at 416-924-6211 x155 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You Talkin’ to Me? The Revolution of Method Acting

black and white film still of marlon brando leaning against a wallMondays, January 15 - February 12, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Due to illness, there will be no lecture on January 29, it has been rescheduled to Monday February 26.

With film critic Kevin Courrier
From its Russian origins, to the Actor’s Studio, to film stars such as Marlon Brando, James Dean, Julie Harris and Robert de Niro, discover how this revolutionary acting style transformed American theatre and film.

Read more: You Talkin’ to Me? The Revolution of Method Acting

Exotic Operas from Around the World

a shirtless man performs on stage with a large dragon puppetMondays, March 19 - April 16, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 pm

With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators.
The nineteenth century was a period when European interest in the rest of the world expanded and fascination with other cultures became widespread - a process which culminated in the imperialist and colonial "scramble for Africa" at the end of the century. In the middle of the century, a series of great international expositions in London and Paris spurred the public's focus towards foreign markets and overseas opportunities. This outward-looking trend was reflected in all the arts and especially in opera - where it became fashionable to select far-away and seemingly “exotic” countries as the location of opera plots.

Read more: Exotic Operas from Around the World

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