The “ACT Social Justice Theatre Project” is a series of collaborative workshop to create a one act play. The project’s intention is to make audiences aware, through healthy public dialogue, of social justice issues by providing awareness and education to promote positive change. Past shows have included themes on teen and pre-teen cyberbullying, LGBTQ, refugee and newcomer barriers and stereotypes, mental health stigmas, and homeless and marginalized youth.
Workshop participants are not required to take part in the performance portion of this project and no theatre knowledge or experience is necessary. This project uses brainstorming, discussion, visual art and improvisation to create an original, honest play.
The 2019 ACT Social Justice Theatre Project themes are senior relationships & bullying. Workshops were conducted with seniors from Life After 50, as well as other seniors in the Windsor community, during the months of July 2018 – January 2019. Many personal stories were shared and from those stores the original one act play entitled “Elder Affairs” was created.
Funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Programs Grant, the seniors project brings together Windsor-Essex residents over the age of 50 to share their stories and create a play based on their life experiences.
ACT Presents: Elder Affairs
Directed by Chris Rabideau
Originally Conceived and Written by Linda Lord & Chris Rabideau
February 8 & 9 at 8:00pm & February 10 at 2:00pm 2019
Tickets $15 Adults $10 Students/Seniors (60+)
Sho Art Spirit & Performance in the ROTH THEATRE. 628 Monmouth Rd, Windsor.
Waiting for the guest-of-honour to arrive at Andy's 80th birthday party many of his guests share experiences with elder abuse and bullying. But it is Andy himself who brings the biggest surprise of all when he finally arrives and liberates himself from his doting daughter.