Final Virtual Bow

It’s a long standing tradition to give GYs a separate and final bow on the CDS stage. At this year's final assembly, the GYs who have participated in both the drama curricular and extra-curricular program had their virtual final bow. We congratulate all of them!

- Gisa Bevacqua-Tirone

Anne-Marie Bassi

Anne-Marie is our Director, who ensures the team is on track with the creation, editing and timeline of the production.

Anne-Marie plays The Waitress.

Ryan Corbeil

Ryan is our Marketer, responsible for the promotion and advertising of our production.

Ryan plays The Wealthy Man.

Abbie Davies

Abbie is our Designer and Technical Department Leader - paying attention to the details that take the show to the next level.

Abbie plays The Homeless Woman.

Gracie Duthie

Gracie is our Development Manager, responsible for the team's fundraising and sponsorships.

Gracie plays The Guitar Player.

Zaina Haile

Zaina is our Chief Executive, ensuring we are working together effectively to reach our goals for our upcoming show.

Zaina plays The Chef.

Katya Harbauer

Katya is our Artistic Director, who brings her creativity to help guide our production towards the lessons and themes we hope to convey.

Katya plays The Wealthy Woman.
The Grade 12 drama class have worked hard on both creating their own theatre company, Collective Collision Theatre Company, and writing their final performance.

They used parts of realism and theatre of the absurd to create pieces that will spark change in our adult and young adult audiences. The GYs want people to look inwardly in order to find a deep understanding of the world around them. This is their Company's mission statement:

The Collective Collision Theatre Company aims to inspire audiences through passionate, collaborative and accessible artwork. Challenging viewers to engage themselves: opening their minds to reach the core of each performance.

If you enter with this openness, you will leave with a newfound sense of knowledge about yourself and the complex community around you. Search, and you will find.

To challenge is to change.

Once the students returned to remote learning, they decided to make their final performance an audio drama, titled Empty Cups. They then had to quickly adapt to his new format, learning how to use Soundtrap to create the detailed soundscape you hear with the script. The students wanted to explore the concept of "perspective". The GYs worked through the editing process and had guest artist Matt Edison come to class to give them feedback on their work. He gave invaluable suggestions about how to make the script clearer and more nuanced. Their work is a true collaborative effort.

Empty Cups Performance

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.