Date: Tuesday March 23rd from 3:00 – 4:30 PM (ET)
“Anna’s Story: Family Complications After Loss” is an interactive, virtual play created in collaboration between Mixed Company Theatre and seniors from Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women! The event will take place on Tuesday March 23rd from 3:00 – 4:30 PM (ET) through Zoom.
This presentation is part of Mixed Company Theatre’s “Resiliency through Virtual Action” project which aims to address how the ongoing pandemic has been affecting the senior community. Seniors have been among the most vulnerable during this difficult time so we wanted to use theatre to help them express the challenges they have been experiencing and find new strategies to make positive change for themselves. The seniors in this project have been guided by our experienced facilitators in workshop sessions to share their stories which have provided the inspiration for this final, public play intended to generate dialogue with the larger community about how to support our seniors.
The play follows Anna as she struggles to navigate grief, technology, new financial responsibilities, and loneliness following the death of her husband. This work explores these topics through Forum Theatre, which means in the second half of the play the audience is invited to step on to the virtual stage to try out strategies for positive change, thereby catalyzing discussion, dialogue and action.
Scripted and facilitated by Pavla Uppal with support from Elizabeth Wickwire. This presentation has been generously funded by the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.
We will be video recording the event – photos and/or videos of the event may be shared publicly in future promotional materials for Mixed Company Theatre. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let us know.
Content Warning: The presentation makes subtle references to suicide.
Date: Tuesday March 23rd, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (ET)
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link for the event.
Posted by: Mixed Company Theatre
For more information: https://mixedcompanytheatre.com/resiliency-through-virtual-action/