The Protest

What’s personal is political.

Protests upholding freedom and justice for the black community are taking place everywhere – in the midst of a pandemic.

Is this time going to be different? How do white allies stand up for #BLM and communicate with those around them? How do we become accomplices? How much are we willing to risk? Is it different for everyone?

In this interactive Forum Theatre presentation lovingly put together and co-created by our associate artists, we hoped to find some answers and engage in critical dialogue.

Performances

Jun 20, 2020 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM (ET)

Pandemic Roommates

We are living through this pandemic together or are we?

Physical distancing is for outside the home, but inside? With roommates? Sharing living spaces?

Pandemic Roommates was an interactive online theatre presentation that glimpsed into the lives of roommates in a Toronto house. With Remi being immuno-compromised, Carmen might be putting her friend’s health at risk. Deb started working from home which puts a strain on the internet bandwidth and Marge? – well, she owns the house. Each is doing their best to get through this challenging time, but how do they support one another when they all have different needs?

We hoped to find some answers and engage in critical dialogue through this interactive work co-created by Malia Rogers, Max Cameron Fearon, Heather VON Atzigen and Madeleine Brown, with input and support from Mixed Company Theatre’s associate artists.

Performances

July 9, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM (ET)

To Work or Not to Work

As restrictions lift, will we still be allowed to keep working from home?

Does the system ask us to choose between our careers and our family’s health?

How can we support each other when we’re asked to return to the office?

Written by renowned Forum Theatre artist Luciano Iogna, To Work or Not to Work was an interactive theatre presentation that sought answers to these questions. We came together as a community to explore solutions and possibilities to what lies ahead for us all. Our talented cast included Malia Rogers Madeleine Brown Gabriel Hudson and Tony Babcock, and Simon Malbogat directed this play.

Performances

July 23, 2020 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM (ET)