"To everyone involved in this remarkable piece of theatre, piece of reality, piece of life itself, I send my heartfelt congratulations and thanks for maladjusted. I found your work compelling. I came to the theatre Saturday evening and then sat through the entire webcast again tonight because I was enthralled by what happened. I was in tears more than once both evenings as I watched the characters struggle through their experiences. I know that when I understood about my own anxieties and fears I was able to support my family and myself so much more."
"We are used to theatre that exposes. We are used to theatre that points a finger and says, “This. This is a problem.” And we are all used to theatre, films, art, and events that “raise awareness”. With maladjusted, Theatre for Living takes this process further, beyond the pointing of the finger and the raising of the awareness. They say, “This. This is a problem. Now what would YOU do about it?” And most importantly, they let us answer.
My own understanding of the issues was heightened, my ability to empathize was increased, and I felt that my role in the evening was empowered. Instead of passive audience members, we became actors in our own right (some on the stage, and some within the human transactions and interactions we’ll be having in our own lives). I left the theatre that night feeling, somehow, that I had done a good and necessary thing. I didn’t feel powerless against the huge issue I’d been presented, though I had a better appreciation of the challenges and the stakes."
Lauren from www.niftynotcool.com
"I was privileged to attend maladjusted last night with a colleague. I'm a social worker based in a Vancouver Coastal Health mental health team. I found the evening immensely stimulating! What a wonderful concept and method for influencing change at all system levels. I was wholly impressed by the actors as well as the superb facilitation skills of David. I hope this project will continue long term and get the world attention it deserves. Thank you for this most unique and rich experience."
Melanie Parkinson, Vancouver
"Theatre for Living's maladjusted webcast tonight was the greatest thing I've ever legally streamed."
Sarah Maitland, via Twitter
For more information about the project, please call Theatre for Living (Headlines Theatre) at 604.871.0508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
maladjusted Production Photos. All photos by David Cooper
- maladjusted Production Photos