Theatre is uniquely qualified to engage youth intellectually and emotionally, thus raising social consciousness and triggering social change.
SExT was created by PhD candidate Shira Taylor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. As an artist and advocate for social justice in public health, Shira wanted to create a program to use theatre as a platform to empower youth to reflect on, challenge, and communicate their realities on issues related to sex education.

Our Mandate 

SExT seeks to demonstrate the virtues of empowering young people with understanding and self-worth. We operate from a community-based youth empowerment approach, inviting youth to tackle current issues head-on in a non-judgmental environment that promotes education, discussion, creativity, and personal discovery. SExT promises to increase youth capacity to recognize and avoid unhealthy situations, to know their options should they find themselves in a precarious situation, to feel empowered to set boundaries, and to confidently explore their own sexuality on their own terms. It also aims to encourage adult audiences to reconsider any preconceptions of young people, diversity, and sexuality.