Alley Theatre presents:
July 18 - 27, 2019
ANNEX, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
Developed by the company that brought you The Ridiculous Darkness, Three Stories Up: Theatre in the Dark, and Mrs.Warren’s Profession, #whatnow is a workshop production of a multi-perspectival documentary theatre and dance creation in response to the #metoo movement. After collecting hours of audio interviews from all over Vancouver, real life stories and feelings come to life through the mediums of headphone verbatim theatre and movement.
After #metoo, what now?
A question for everyone.
Ticket prices (including all taxes and fees):
Pay What You Can performance (July 18): $10 online / PWYC at the door
Running approximately 60 minutes, each workshop presentation will be followed by a professionally facilitated post-performance engagement. $2 from every ticket will be donated to our community partner Good Night Out Vancouver. Emotional support for audience and artists provided by Monica Nijjar and Angela Caruk.
Produced by Alley Theatre in community partnership with Good Night Out Vancouver and created by Marisa Emma Smith, Amber Funk Barton, Malcolm Dow, Patrick Dodd, Siobhan Sloane-Seale, Yvonne Wallace, and Jessica Mary Keenan, with mentorship from Sahar Assaf, Tim Carlson and Mindy Parfitt. A very special thank you to the many interviewees who have chosen to share their stories and opinions for this multi-perspectival piece.
Gender Specific Performances
JULY 25 - For Female Identifying Audience Members Only (including cis, trans, non-binary and two spirit audience members).
This performance is specially presented for a female identifying audience and includes professionally facilitated post-performance engagement by Tanille Geib - Lover of Humans.
JULY 26 - For Male Identifying Audience Members Only (including cis, trans, non-binary and two spirit audience members).
This performance is specially presented for a male identifying audience and includes a professionally led post-performance engagement by David Hatfield.
Gender specific evenings are offered to allow for an honest and supported environment for audiences to respond to the performance with other people of the gender they identify as most. If you have any questions about this, please contact Marisa Emma Smith directly.
A Note from the Producers:
The content of #whatnow includes the telling of true stories of sexual assault. Nothing is physicalized or "acted out"; it is all spoken word. We see this an opportunity to hear stories shared in community, with support, and possibly some hope moving forward, together. There will be a professional support worker present and other supports in place to make it a welcoming and healthy space. For more details, please click here.