myth, n.


A person or thing held in awe or generally referred to with near reverential admiration on the basis of popularly repeated stories (whether real or fictitious).
– from OED definition, “myth”

Myths are specific accounts of gods or superhuman beings involved in extraordinary events or circumstances in a time that is unspecified but which is understood as existing apart from ordinary human experience.

While the outline of myths from a past period or from a society other than one’s own can usually be seen quite clearly, to recognize the myths that are dominant in one’s own time and society is always difficult. This is hardly surprising, because a myth has its authority not by proving itself but by presenting itself.

[…]it is clear that in their general characteristics and in their details a people’s myths reflect, express, and explore the people’s self-image.
from Encyclopaedia Britannica entry, “myth” (emphasis mine)

With this in mind, I’ve assembled a diverse collective of artists (teacher/actor Michael Reinhart, dancer Colleen Snell, musician/writer/performer Alex Eddington, actor Ximena Huizi and myself) to lead two workshops this Saturday, Sept. 26th as part of Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days.


The goal of the day is to take these stories, extract their essence and form them into the contemporary MYTHS of your town.

The day will culminate in a FREE PERFORMANCE at (around) 2PM @ the HUMBER HOTSPOT (Lakeshore and Kipling).

So please, come on out; take part in our FREE WORKSHOPS from 1am-1pm and check out what kind of thing we’ll have made with your help @ 2pm. You can also participate from afar by using #mythsofmytown on twitter or instagram!

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Myths of My Town: Etobicoke

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I’m pleased to announce Myths of My Town: Etobicoke to be happening at this year’s Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days headquarters!

Myths of My Town is a drop-in series of workshops designed to interact with the public and bring them directly into a quick and dirty play-creation model. We want to turn your stories into the myths about living in modern day Etobicoke and we need your help!

Sept. 26th / 10am – 3pm

Find us at the Humber Hotspot at the corner of Lakeshore and Kipling in Colonel Samuel Smith Park and jump into our open workshops:

10-11:30am Story Gathering Workshop

11:30 – 1pm Scene Building Workshop

1 – 2pm Open Rehearsal

2 – 3pm* FREE Showing of “Myths of My Town: Etobicoke”

*check the location on the day to find exact performance times

See you there!