Resiliency through Virtual Action is a collaborative artistic initiative by Mixed Company Theatre, Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women and Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities to build resilience among seniors during the social distancing era. Comprising of a series of digital learning workshops, virtual theatre creation workshops, and online public performances, this project will enable seniors to access a safe platform to share their mental health concerns, find ways to cope, share and perform their lived experiences, and build strong social and digital skills in the process.
Through theatre games and exercises, the senior communities will share their stories which will lead them to identify the social and mental health challenges they currently encounter. Then, they will work together to build a script which moulds life experiences into a universal story that reflects the oppression and conflicts they have collectively experienced. Our MCT facilitators will help the group develop and rehearse this theatre presentation which will be presented towards a larger audience, in the Forum Theatre format.