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2012: Your Lucky Day
Sexual bondage and exploitation in 2012: does she have to risk her life to get out of the sex trade? Prostitutes, pimps, johns and the fires of hell. In this interactive drama, we help her escape.
“Your Lucky Day” features sex trade survivors in a behind-the-scenes look at life as a sex slave, the risks they face getting out from this form of enslavement, and an interactive opportunity for the audience to help them escape. What we imagine to be an issue outside of Canada is happening right here, in our own back yards.
A Theatre Forum facilitated and directed by Joan Chandler and Simon Malbogat. Music by Lauren Best. Produced in partnership with SexTrade101. Sponsored by Bruce Power and National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.
Special Guest Speakers:
Victor Malarek, Author of The Natashas: Inside the Global Sex Trade and The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men who Buy It
Angel Wolfe, SexTrade101, daughter of Brenda Wolfe, a victim of serial killer Robert Picton
Christine Barkhouse, SexTrade101
This is Sheatre’s 100th production!
“As someone with limited knowledge and experience in the sex trade industry, it's safe to say that this event did more than just entertain me. It was a really great way to gain a new perspective and a better understanding of the myths and realities of prostitution. Thank you SO much for going through all the work to plan this, I promise you your efforts were not wasted. Everyone walked out of that door differently, and none of the people that showed up tonight can ever honestly say that they weren't aware.”
2012: Hearts and Minds
They say the situation is changing, but it keeps on happening: When a disillusioned, troubled teen begs unsuccessfully for treatment in a busy hospital, she and her friend take matters into their own hands, with disasterous results.
The Problem: communications problems between people with moderate to serious mental health issues and frontline medical professionals.
A Theatre Forum facilitated and directed by Joan Chandler and Warren Bain.
Sponsored by Dr. H. Huff.
Performances in Owen Sound at the Youth Summit on Mental Health, the 2nd Annual One World Festival and at the Crisis Workers Society of Ontario Conference in May, 2012.
2011: Far From The Heart has unprecedented success
Innovative interactive web-based film version of Far From The Heart produced and released. The fifth live production toured extensively in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
2010: Black Eye, Cold Eye, Broken Spirit
High Risk Theatre Forum: Being a cog in a system of disconnected services, a high risk woman and her family spiral through a series of violent events and shame while their frustrated social workers fail to put the pieces together.
In spite of their status as a High Risk* Family, the systemic inability to share information across sectoral and organizational boundaries results not just in falling through the cracks, but in repeated, horrific incidents of escalating violence. This forum encouraged systemic change.
A Theatre Forum facilitated and directed by Joan Chandler and Heather Majeury. Participants in this 30 hour workshop included victims and workers in the justice and social service sectors.
Produced in partnership with the Bruce & Grey High Risk Team.
*High risk is defined as a case where, having regard to all the circumstances, the offender poses an identifiably high risk of reoffending and/or poses a threat of escalating violent behavior likely to cause serious bodily harm or death to a victim or victims.
Bruno and Alice ~ A Love Story
The falls prevention message presented with a humorous approach.
This 45 minute play was presented by senior actors Audrey Otter and Ted Codack. As Bruno and Alice, they are a widower and widow who discover each other and attempt to date, but have difficulty because falls and injuries interfere with their plans. The play, while showing the serious message of the impact of falls in older adults, has been delivered with humour and song to audiences, large and small, all across Ontario and in England. Otter and Codack delivered their own special surprise twist to this story.
YA CANNA THROW YOUR GRANNY OFF A BUS
Senior Abuse Prevention Project
SENIORS PERFORM A POWERFUL PLAY WITH MUSIC TO DISCLOSE THE REALITIES AND IMPACTS OF SENIOR ABUSE
Doris is determined to brighten Fred's life, but Fred has a dark secret. As they catch up on news about old friends, Fred learns he's not the only one who's been abused. And he finds out what can be done to change things.
“Fred & Doris in: Ye Canna Throw Your Granny Off A Bus”, a play that mingles gaiety, misery and lively music, offers a heartening approach to the harsh reality of senior abuse.
Script by Ted Codack, Audrey Otter, Joan Chandler and David Sereda.
The primary purpose was to improve the awareness about senior abuse, creating a climate in which disclosure may be more easily made by victims and others in rural and urban Grey and Bruce Counties.
The cast included Audrey Otter and Ted Codack, the stars of “Bruno and Alice”, part of the “Stay On Your Feet” falls prevention program with the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
The project was a production of Sheatre, with The Seniors Awareness and Advocacy Network (SAAN) and The United Way. It was funded by New Horizons for Seniors.
2008: A Jokers' International Day of Action on Global Warming
2006: Far From The Heart seed project
2005: Brush Strokes
2000: Sheatre presented BUILDING OUR CULTURAL MEMORY,
1997: The Ripple Effect
1996: Sheatre produced "Womenfolk"
1994: Professional Theatre training programs for youth
1994: Here Today, Gone This Afternoon
1994: Featured artist at Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
1994: Sheatre is featured in the book Playing Boal
1993: Moving north to Grey & Bruce counties
1992: Joan Chandler, Artistic Director, goes to England
1989: Sheatre produced the first interactive live televised theatre forum event in Ontario
We have been presented at Tom Thomson Days Festival since its inception in 2002 until present,
Our video, "Shelter Me: The Power of Popular Theatre", was in the program of the 20th anniversary International Conference of Theatre of the Oppressed in Paris, France (1991). Joan Chandler and Sheatre are featured in the book "Playing Boal: Theatre and Therapy" (N.Y: Routledge, 1994).