The Saik’uz First Nation, the Nechako Creative Communities Collective and the Good Neighbours Committee are excited to present the Theatre for Living šxʷʔam̓ət (home) forum theatre production on February 3, 2018 at the Saik’uz Multiplex. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with showtime at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre for Living šxʷʔam̓ət (home)
|What:||Entertaining, improv, forum theatre|
|Where:||Saik’uz Multiplex at 622 Stoney Creek Road|
|When:||Saturday, February 3, 2018. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m.|
|Why:||Support the process of reconciliation between Saik’uz and Vanderhoof|
|Tickets:||$10 each available at Wallace Studios. Seating is limited, get tickets today!|
How and why should I be involved with reconciliation?
Participate in bringing First Nation and settler communities together, develop and renew respectful and just relationships, resolve conflicts, develop mutual understandings and respect, gain a different perspective, start new conversations, increase positive communication all enjoying an entertaining evening of theatre!
This audience interactive play puts real, tough, current issues on the stage about the blockages we all face moving towards Reconciliation. It asks the “What now?” question in regards to Reconciliation, and compels audiences to think about Reconciliation not as a “thing of the past”, but something that permeates many aspects of all of our lives.
Created and performed by a courageous mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation true and honourable. šxʷʔam̓ət (home) invites audiences to try to offer solutions to the real-life problems being presented on the stage.
Forum theatre provides an opportunity for creative, community-based dialogue. The play is performed once, all the way through, so the audience can see the situation and the problems presented. The story builds to a crisis and stops, offering no solutions. The play is then run again, with audience members able to “freeze” the action at any point where they see a character engaged in a struggle, and have an idea to solve the problem, somehow. They replace the character whose struggle they understand. The other characters respond, not to “make it better”, not to “make it worse”, simply to be truthful, drawing on their own lived expertise. What insights do we have? What do we think? What do we learn? Who agrees? Who disagrees? In this way we engage in a creative and action-based dialogue about issues in our lives. The process is fun, profound, entertaining and full of surprises.
The Good Neighbours Committee and the Nechako Creative Communities Collective gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.