All workshops and presentations will be conducted completely virtually and the content will be tailored to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In today’s digital world, workplace professionals may have easy access to answers and best practices to address the many social situations they encounter that deal with social justice, equity and mental health. Yet, without a safe space to have dialogue and experiment solutions, it might be challenging for many individuals to put these “best practices” into action. This is where Mixed Company comes in. We bring expertise in engaging community through Forum Theatre, a process that uses fun theatre-based games and role-plays, to create a safe, inclusive, accessible platform for workplaces and communities to rehearse for reality.
Why are we the right fit?
We perform and facilitate interactive and engaging workshops in workplaces. Professionally trained facilitators, through role-plays and lightning forum presentation, create a safe space to open up a discussion about issues, such as, but not limited to, bullying, discrimination, harassment and communication barriers. Using Forum Theatre techniques, we have helped transform employee groups and catalyze change in workplace dynamics.
How can we help you?
We will consult with your team and customize our programming to your organization’s needs and objectives. Our trained facilitators work with you to create engaging, interactive presentations that encourage cooperation amongst all participating members.
For more information on our workplace programming, please click through the brochure below.
Stories of Impact
We were contacted by a large Ontario power-generating facility to assist in raising awareness of sexual harassment within the workplace. Working with management and union members, we developed a play demonstrating a worst-case scenario. During the second act, the audience members participated and discovered possible options and solutions to the issues raised within the play. This play was performed at the Metro Convention Centre for more than 1500 employees. It was so successful that a facilitation video was created and is still being utilized as a practical method of employee training.
“It is a well known fact that people learn differently so we wanted another way of raising issues we face in our work (Women in Conflict with the Law) and of making our points in a way that would be provocative but entertaining. Mixed Company’s brand of Forum Theatre is a valuable tool in the field of consciousness raising and social change… the actors were professional, focused and intent on producing a product that would meet our needs. They certainly succeeded. I strongly endorse the work of Mixed Company.”
—Catherine Maunsell, Manager of Female Offender Programs, Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
“Terrific! On behalf of the co-chairs, participants and working group, my sincere thanks to Simon (and his hearty mix of talent) for his efforts in helping us present a ‘lighter’ side of our issues. You are indeed a ‘mix’ of talent and it was a pleasure working with you. I’m sure our paths will cross again.”
—Annie Schiefer, Liaison, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
“Our goal was to sensitize employees and create a greater understanding around issues of racial diversity, gender equity and sexual harassment. The forum theatre approach enabled us to meet and exceed our objective. If you are truly committed to diversity then this training approach is for you!”
—Marc Tigh, Manager Human Resources, Cooper Industries (Canada) Inc.