2008: "A Jokers' International Day of Action on Global Warming"
This idea was brought to us by Headline’s Theatre in Vancouver after Adam Ward, a Joker* from Fairhaven, Washington, USA attended some of Headline’s global warming events in November called: 2º of Fear and Desire. These events were "an intimate evening of theatre (without a play) that investigate our fears, desires and challenges to change our behaviours that hurt the planet".
What would happen if Jokers* from around the world all created local events on climate issues on the same day? What kind of energy could be created on this issue to, even in a small way, move responses to global warming forward?
Sheatre responded with events that were held on March 16, 2008.
2005: "Brush Strokes"
The book launch of 'Brush Strokes' in November
of 2005 marked the 20th anniversary of Sheatre.
The launch included the performance of poetic
sketches of Tom Thomson and our contemporary
world, featuring readings by select experienced
and new authors, including Liz Zetlin, Daniel
Kolos and Anne Wellwood, Dianne Joyce, Joan
Chandler, Lynn Wyville, and Ezra Braves, with
special musical guest David Sereda.
A professional collective creation about an
historic foundry based on archives and the stories
2000: Sheatre presented BUILDING OUR
A workshop at "The Time of Our Lives "
International Festival of Reminiscence Theatre
in London, England.
Cats steal the birds ancient boney secrets...
and the little birds want them back before the
Pterodactyl Spirit dies. Can they reunite the
Spirit with the Bones in time?
A delightful tale created by youth from Cape
Croker First Nations and area about cultural
heritage, native justice and children's rights...
"Turning on the Light" was a visual
art exhibition cosponsored by the Tom Thompson
Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, and the Sexual
Assault Centre of Grey and Bruce as an educational
vehicle about sexual assault...
1997: "The Ripple
Sheatre conducted three workshops at "The
Ripple Effect" International Festival of
Theatre of the Oppressed.
1996: Sheatre produced "Womenfolk",
A cutting-edge retreat and festival attracting
approximately 1,000 women.
1994: Professional Theatre training programs
Launched in the communities of Cape Croker
First Nation Reserve and Owen Sound, setting
the pattern for cross-cultural summer experiences
that we run for the next five years.
1994: "Here Today, Gone This Afternoon",
A music theatre forum about problems faced
by employees and their families in the wake
of a layoff,
tours throughout Grey-Bruce. Featuring songs
by Larry Jensen, this play
premieres the use of this artform for public
audiences in this region of Ontario.
1994: Featured artist at Michigan Womyn's
Sheatre produces the theatre forum about lesbian
vampirism with women from around North America.
1994: Sheatre is featured in the book
Theatre and Therapy (New York: Routledge, 1994).
1993: Moving north to Grey & Bruce
Sheatre produces the anti-racism theatre forum
"Under My Skin", which tours to school
and educational audiences for two years. The
play is created with Native and non-native students
at Wiarton District High School.
1992: Joan Chandler, Artistic Director,
goes to England
As a cultural ambassador for the Province of
Ontario, conducting training workshops in Popular
Theatre and Forum Theatre with groups and professionals.
1991: 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.
1990 - 1994: Using forum theatre,
Sheatre works extensively with people with
disabilities in Ontario, helping to put advocacy
issues at the forefront of community development.
1989: Sheatre produced the first interactive
live televised theatre forum event in Ontario
Only the second such event in the world.
The first known officially invited popular
theatre presentation made to a government body
sitting in session anywhere in the world.
We have been presented at Tom Thomson Days Festival
since its inception in 2002 until present,
The Time of Our Lives International Festival of
Reminiscence Theatre (2000, London UK),
The Trillium Foundation's Caring Communities Conference
Tthe Ripple Effect International Festival (1997),
The Three Fires Sacred Assembly (1997),
The Michigan Women's Music Festival (1994) &
Bread & Butter International Popular Theatre
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).