Listens deeply and comes from a place of curiosity.
Seeks to understand humanity by investigating intrinsic motivation and root cause.
Amplifies the voices of the oppressed.
Creates physical and emotional environments that inspire dialogue.
Provides the “freedom to fail” – to make a bold choice, revise, and come back stronger.
Collaborates with artists and non arts organizations.
Reflects both the beauty and complexity of society to open minds and hearts.
Develops a physical, visual, and emotional memory in participants to support intellectual concepts.
…is Social Change. Change is inevitable and without it life/humanity stops…our theatre is a fight for survival.
Theatre In and After School
Frankie, Taylor, TJ, and Alex have been friends forever, but in a matter of hours everything changes. A joke goes too far, a mean moment explodes into a social media frenzy, and a conflict over sharing a secret leaves everyone feeling isolated. This play and series of social-emotional skill building sessions takes a deep dive into exploring the complexity of relationships and bullying dynamics, and empowers young people to use their voice for inclusion, empathy, and understanding.
- Practice and demonstrate empathy.
- Identify the difference between joking, mean moments, bullying, and conflict.
- Reflect on their own experiences through the scenarios in the play.
- Perform new choices that could be made in conflict and bullying situations.
This series includes the following curricula for Youth (Ages 8-21):
- Your Voice Matters – One Time, 90 minutes
- Finding Your Voice – 6-14 sessions, 60-90 minutes
- Shaping Your Voice – 6-12 sessions, 60-90 minutes
- You, Me, We! – 5-6 sessions, 60 minutes
Theatre In Juvenile Detention Centers
“Restorative Theatre” creates a supportive and collaborative environment inside of the juvenile justice system for young people to reclaim their value by deepening their understanding of self through building acting skills, participating in storytelling, and devising an original performance.
This series includes the following curricula for incarcerated youth (Ages 13-21):
- Improvisation – 8 sessions, 2 hours
- Perform a Play – 12 sessions, 2 hours
- Create a Play – 12 sessions, 2 hours
This series includes the following curricula for youth on parole (Ages 16-21):
- Joining the Ensemble – On Going
“It Starts With Us”
Theatre In Community
Theatre artists have the ability to create reflections of our community and current state. These reflections provide the audience with the objectivity required for healthy dialogue about factors that are affecting their social-emotional well being. This dialogue helps to challenge our perceptions of other people who think, feel, or act differently than we do. Through our Community Responsive Theatre-making approach, we employ creative techniques that empower community members to participate in the process of making theatre that truly reflects their experiences in order to promote understanding, empathy and compassion.
“Rehearsal for Reality”
Theatre for Professional Development
Adapted from our 90 minute “Your Voice Matters” program. Youth leaders work to strengthen their understanding of the bullying system and participate in a rehearsal for reality where they experiment with using their authentic voice to intervene in mean moments, bullying, and conflict while showing empathy to all involved.
- Define bullying and empathy.
- Differentiate between joking, mean moments, bullying, and conflict.
- Identify ways to support young people through intervention.
- Support teammates in conversations about youth behaviour through empathy.