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“COVID Concerns” co-created by Lorene Stanwick
March 25 @ 12:00 am - March 31 @ 12:00 am EDTFree
About this Event
Dates: March 25th & 31st, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM (ET)
Location: Online via Zoom
About the Event
Mixed Company Theatre in collaboration with Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities present “COVID Concerns” a virtual Forum Theatre presentation created by seniors at SCHC.
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 Forum Theatre presentation intended to generate dialogue with the larger community about how to support our seniors.
What to Expect
This engaging presentation features some of the most pressing challenges seniors are facing during the pandemic – fears of contracting COVID-19, feeling overwhelmed by learning new technology, struggling to find the support they need and experiencing isolation like never before.
This work explores these topics through Forum Theatre, which means the audience is invited in the second half of the presentation to step on to the virtual stage (Zoom!) to try out strategies for positive change, thereby catalyzing discussion, dialogue and action.
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.
Created and performed by seniors at Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities.
Scripted and facilitated by Luciano Iogna with support from Max Cameron Fearon and Lorene Stanwick.
The “Resiliency through Virtual Action” project has been generously funded by the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.