ANKORS takes on theatre project

ANKORS and the West Kootenay Women’s Association are partnering to take on a theatrical project for women in the community.

ANKORS and the West Kootenay Women’s Association are partnering to take on a theatrical project for women in the community.

Hooked is a forum theatre project that invites any women who have experience with addiction (past or present, in their own lives or lives close to them) to work together on issues that relate to all of us.

Every woman participating in this project will receive lunch each week, free childcare (if needed), a close group of friends, and lots of fun and learning. Everyone who completes the project will also receive an honorarium.

The forum theatre consists of a set of games, exercises and practices that create a safe space for people to name their reality, identify the contradictions, dialogue through theatre, and try out different solutions. It uses movement, storytelling and tableaux to explore how images of one’s personal experience reflect universal issues of power and social transformation.

The final result is short scenes that are collectively created by drawing on participants’ life experience in order to engage in discussion of issues.

Participants will create plays collectively about the issues that have come up throughout the sessions and have the chance to perform them in the community.

The six-week project will take place on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting April 30. There will be a chance to perform publicly on June 11.

For more information or to apply contact Chloe Sage at ANKORS at 250-505-5506 or email at education@ankors.bc.ca