A look through the eyes of musical theatre students at the toxicity they face in their education.
Musical Theatre is an intense art form that takes a toll on the physical body with long 8+ hour rehearsal days and mentally with 50 pages of lines to memorize. Post-secondary programs help prepare young adults for these extreme conditions but the education system can create a toxic environment that just adds to the stress. People go through hardcore audition processes with multiple physical auditions and interviews and when they get in it’s a time for celebration until they’re faced with the reality of a continuous cycle of verbal and emotional abuse from the system. Beneath the Spotlight is centred around the toxicity of musical theatre education and to understand what musical theatre students go through and display their collective strength and hard work when trying to break down the toxic system.
Behind the Scenes- Day 1
Behind The Scenes- Day 2