Join us in celebrating Waldorf Academy’s 30th Anniversary!

Seeking Silent Auction Donations and Sponsors!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue


Tickets: $50, 19yrs+

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Tickets are $50 and include:

Comedy Show, Dinner, Live Music, … and more!

Cash Bar

6:30 Mingle
6:45 – 7:30 Comedy
7:30 – 8:30 Dinner & Live Auction
8:45 – 9:30 Mingle, Knit, Wine-taste
9:30 Final Bids, Cake
10 – 10:30: Maryem Tollar




Comedy: Ronald E. Koetzsch

Music: Maryem Tollar

Wine Tasting

Silent Auction

Artistic Activities


Maryem Tollar

Maryem Tollar is an extraordinary singer, composer and songwriter. She is Egyptian-Canadian and lives in Toronto. For two decades, she has been an integral part of Canadian music. She has performed traditional Arabic repertoire for classical recital societies and became the favourite singer of composer Christos Hatzis, lending her voice to such highly acclaimed works as ‘Constantinople’ and ‘Sepulcher of Life’. She has toured both Canada and internationally as a vocalist in the ensemble of rumba flamenco guitarist, Jesse Cook. She has composed and sung for theatre, dance, film and television. She has recorded a variety of projects from her own CDs to a recent recording of songs by famed Egyptian composer Sayyid Darwish, where Maryem joined the Chicago ensemble of Hicham Chami. From concert hall to club to festival site, Maryem has won rave reviews for her performances in an encyclopedic array of contexts. Maryem has won a variety of awards, including JUNOs for Maza Meze’s ‘Hypnotika’


Maryem Tollar is a renowned Egyptian-Canadian vocalist, known for her world music performances as well as original compositions. She helped forge the acceptance of music from diverse cultures in groups like Maza Meze, Doula and Turkwaz. Her voice has been heard on the theme of CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie and A.R. Rahman’s Bollywood hit, Mayya Mayya. Tollar was the featured vocalist in Tafelmusik’s 2016 production of “Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee Houses” and more recently she performed the world premiere of Christos Hatzis’ piece “Syn-Phonia – Migration Patterns” with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Inuit throat singer Tiffany Ayalik. She has performed traditional Arabic repertoire for classical recital societies and became the favourite singer of composer Christos Hatzis, lending her voice to such highly acclaimed works as ‘Constantinople’ and ‘Sepulcher of Life’ as well as with rumba flamenco guitarist, Jesse Cook.


The Beeswax Conspiracy: A Comedy Show with Ronald Koetzsch

Stand-up comedy for lovers of Waldorf! Join us on Saturday, October 14th, at 7:00 pm for a loving, irreverent, and hilarious look at Waldorf education and the culture of Waldorf schools with Waldorf educator, author, and professional stand-up comedian Ronald Koetzsch.

The show includes segments on:

  • The Steiner Lifestyle Points Survey
  • How to Survive the Class Teacher Home Visit
  • How to Know Your Temperament and Change Your Spouse’s
  • Retirement Strategies for Waldorf Teachers
  • The Waldorf-Speak Phrase Dictionary
  • and more…

The show usually concludes with an appearance by Ron’s alter-ego, the world famous eurythmist Eva Maria Sophia Christina Duders zu, von, und unter von Dudersdorf. Eva is the originator of “Spewrhythmy,” a new art form that combines artistic speech and eurythmy. She performs (in full eurythmy garb) one of her original poems.

About Ronald Koetzsch

Ronald KoetzschRonald Koetzsch is a professional stand-up comedian and monologuist specializing in humor about Waldorf Education, Anthroposophy, and related matters. In the past 20 years, Ronald has given over 500 performances at Waldorf schools and conferences and at anthroposophical institutions and events in North America and other parts of the world, including New Zealand and Australia.

Ronald holds degrees from Princeton (BA) and Harvard (MA and PhD) and has taught at Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Hampden-Sydney College of Virginia. He was for many years a senior instructor at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and also a writer and columnist for East West Journal. Ronald is the founding and current editor of Renewal: A Journal for Waldorf Education. For many years he was a faculty member and the Dean of Students at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California. Ronald lives in Fair Oaks with his wife, Anne, his ginger Maine Coon cat, Amelia, five bicycles, and six fountain pens. His son, stepson, and stepdaughter all attended Waldorf school.







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