Thursday, November 05, 2009

November 20-29: after homelessness

Judy Graves is a beloved, radical Soul Food pal, works at the City of Vancouver as the advocate for the homeless. She's stoked about this show by Headlines Theatre. If you're a fan of Boal and Theatre Of The Oppressed and all that, you need to know about Headlines Theatre Company.

Headlines Theatre presents
after homelessness…

Homelessness. We see it everyday. It breeds rejection and desperation. We want to help, but we block it out in order to live with it, to cope, to keep on going down the street.

We know solutions exist – but how do we tap into them? How do we create safe and affordable housing in Metro Vancouver?

Headlines is offering a creative response: using theatre as a conduit to explore solutions together.

Enter after homelessness… a Forum Theatre play; a fun, dynamic, audience-interactive evening created and performed by people who have been homeless.

The project includes the
Community Dialogue Sessions: housing the homeless, a series of moderated panel discussions that will get at the nuts and bolts of creating safe, affordable and supportive housing and a group art exhibition at Gallery Gachet for the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.

after homelessness… and the Dialogue Sessions will generate a Community Action Report which is designed to inform policy. Headlines Theatre has written agreements from six major organizations, including the City of Vancouver, the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, BC Housing and the Mental Health Commission of Canada, to receive the report for their research.

Theatre Making Policy. Speak out and be heard.

November 21 to 29, 2009
Preview November 20 • Tickets 2 for 1
Firehall Arts Centre - 280 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC
Reservations: 604.689.0926 - Tickets: $10 + $2 advance purchase fee

December 1 to 6, 2009
Holy Trinity Cathedral - 514 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, BC
Reservations: 604.871.0508 - Tickets: $10

Free tickets available at various homelessness support groups

Reservations recommended

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