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“Dialogues for the Vaccine Hesitant and Those Who Love Them” by Mary-Colin Chisholm, Karen Hines, Omari Newton, and Yvette Nolan
December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am - January 31, 2022 @ 12:00 am ESTFree
Dialogues for the Vaccine Hesitant and Those Who Love Them
Inspired by Boca del Lupo’s national Plays2Perform@Home project, these digital books and audio plays are available for free.
In collaboration with Dr. Peter Centre, Boca del Lupo has produced four short scripts from Canadian playwrights to explore different root causes of vaccine hesitancy.
These scripts are meant as practice dialogues for people who might find themselves in any number of difficult conversations, especially as folks gather for the holidays.
Boca del Lupo also worked with four theatre companies across Canada for accompanying podcasts as well as interviews between Sherry J Yoon or Jay Dodge with the playwrights and special guests and experts.
“Throughout the pandemic our focus has been to centre artists to help us make sense of these extraordinary times. When the Dr. Peter Centre approached us about working on the vaccine roll out, we had to say yes. We approached four playwrights who’s lived experience might offer insight and support to those of us who are hesitant ourselves or have loved ones in our circle who are. We think of these as theatrical conversations embodying the difficult situations that many of us are finding ourselves in. Whether it’s a discussion you are having with yourself, or someone in your circle, we hope these short plays will help you navigate this issue with compassion and empathy.”
– Sherry J Yoon, Artistic Director & Jay Dodge, Artistic Producer
“We know there are many reasons for people to feel distrustful towards the vaccine and our healthcare system in general. For many of us who do have confidence in the vaccine, we are worried about the safety of our loved ones. Boca del Lupo’s ‘Dialogues for the Vaccine Hesitant’ are designed to build empathy towards people on both sides of the conversations and give us tools to navigate difficult conversations. The tools will help all of us, whether we are on the front lines of the public health crisis or heading to a dinner with family and friends. With so much divide that has occurred over the past two years, we are grateful to be in partnership with Boca who has used funds from the vaccine microgrant program to build a project designed to bring us back together.”
– Scott Elliott, Executive Director, Dr. Peter Centre
“But Why?” by Mary-Colin Chisholm with Eastern Front Theatre
“Vaxx Pass” by Omari Newton with Centaur Theatre Company
“The Case of You” by Yvette Nolan with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
“Tiny Fist Waving” by Karen Hines with One Yellow Rabbit