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Theatre to Reflect and Empower Social Justice

Monday, September 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| $10

Presented by Storybox Playback Theatre Company, Truly Connecting Playback Theatre, and We Journey Playback Theatre.  

This unique theatre performance will combine the improvisational form of Playback Theatre, validating the personal experiences of audience members, with Brazilian director Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, an empowering form of participatory theater that fosters democratic and cooperative forms of interaction among participants. Special focus this Labour Day will be made to issues of labour laws and human rights.

Joining us to facilitate this performance will be Jiwon Chung, past president of the organization for Theatre of the Oppressed, artistic director of Kairos Theater Ensemble and adjunct professor at the Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, where he teaches Theater and Social Justice. He has worked intensively in the areas of conflict transformation, environmental justice, gang violence, police violence, racism, homelessness, war trauma, torture, genocide, global militarism, and other issues of systemic and structural injustice.Jiwon Chung

Opening guest is Brenda MacIntyre, author of the Medicine Song Oracle Cards™, is a Juno Award-winning singer, speaker and indigenous wisdom-keeper. Brenda has been featured on MuchMusic, Global Television and across North America. She helps women to stop holding back and create success out of the mess of REAL life.

Net proceeds going to Anishnabee Community Health Centre.

Need to know:
– Doors open at 12:50
– $10 Donation / PWYC
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping