So #metoo happened. What now?
After collecting hours of audio interviews from people of different genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages and abilities -- real life stories and reflections around the #metoo movement come to life through the mediums of headphone verbatim theatre and dance.
CONTENT WARNING: #whatnow includes testimonials from survivors of harassment, misconduct and assault as well as stories from those who took accountability for their harms. A counsellor will be at all performances.
The performances are followed by a professionally facilitated conversation.
#whatnow is co-directed by award-winning creators MARISA EMMA SMITH (The Ridiculous Darkness, Mrs. Warren's Profession) and AMBER BARTON (How to Say Goodbye, am a), and features performances by SABRINA SYMINGTON (Trans Scripts – Zee Zee Theatre/Frank Theatre), YVONNE WALLACE (ūtszan – Firehall Arts Centre), PATRICK DODD (Vancouver Improv Festival), EMILY GRACE BROOK (Act of Faith – RealWheels) and SIOBHAN SLOANE-SEALE (EDAM Dance/Body Narratives Collective).
#whatnow is produced by Alley Theatre in partnership with Good Night Out Vancouver, as part of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.
$2 from every ticket goes to Pacific Association of First Nations Women.
Socially Distanced Cabaret Seating; proof of vaccination required.
See full COVID-safety protocol here: www.alleytheatre.ca/COVID-19
ABOUT ALLEY THEATRE
Founded by wife and husband team Marisa Emma Smith and Daniel Arnold, Alley Theatre strives to “make the invisible visible” by telling socially relevant stories and doing so in innovative ways. The company has received 14 Jessie nominations (winning three), including three for “Critic’s Choice for Innovation” and two for “Outstanding Production of the Year”. Past productions include, Tape, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Three Stories Up: theatre in the dark, Little One, Kayak, The Good Bride, The Ridiculous Darkness, and most recently Inheritance: a pick-the-path experience.
For more information on Alley Theatre, please visit the following platforms:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/alleytheatre1 (#whatnowplay)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/alleytheatre1 (#whatnowplay)
This event will take place on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory.
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