Sex Education by Theatre (SExT) is a theatre-based, peer education sexual and mental health workshop and performance program that engages youth from communities where sex education is cultural taboo in a way that celebrates diverse identities.
SExT has been performed by youth peer educators across the GTA, to rave reviews at Canada’s largest theatre festivals, and nationally to approximately 7000 youth across Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). SExT and CANFAR also released two music videos in 2018 on the topics of intimate partner violence (Tunnel Vision) and consent (Bodak Consent)! SExT was the recipient of the 2018 ArtBridges/ToilesDesArts Award for Remarkable Innovation in community-engaged arts in Canada. Check out SExT music videos below!
SExT was founded in 2014 as Shira Taylor’s PhD. thesis (Dalla Lana School of Public Health). SExT is proud to collaborate with GAAP and perform at their annual World AIDS Day event and Youth Sexual Health Research Symposium.
For more information, check our the SExT website at www.sexeducationbytheatre.com.