Mixed Company Theatre has been creating community plays and leading community workshops in Ontario for more than 25 years.
Our facilitators and actors enter a community on request and create an interactive workshop that celebrates the anti-oppression principles underlying Forum Theatre. The workshop is designed to address an issue or topic that the community has deemed important. Our workshops can be an hour long, sometimes 3 hours, or sometimes be a series of workshops that can engage the same community in exploring the issue for over months and years.
Irrespective of the length of the workshop, the community is fully involved in the creation process from beginning to end, often assisting with or acting in the final Forum Theatre enactment of the theme/topic that they wish to explore and analyze. Community-engaged theatre created in this context brings a community together, allowing people from all walks of life to discuss solutions to an issue that directly affects their lives.
MCT approaches every assignment by first understanding your goals, needs and desired outcomes. This helps us create a strategy, with your input, a process to improve organizational effectiveness and quality of work life.
Among the challenging issues we have helped clients address:
- Mental Health
- Civic Engagement
- Harassment and Manipulation
- Tenant/Landlord Relations
- Gang Violence
- Substance Abuse
- and many more
To discuss a made-to-order workshop or play for your community, please call our office at 416-805-9272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.