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The cast and workshop participants must be willing to explore the internal and external aspects in their lives that contribute to a paralysis regarding changing our behaviours that have led to climate change. Having a living knowledge of the issue will be one of the essential criteria for participation. If you are keen to explore the struggles in which you are engaged regarding climate change your perspective is valuable to this workshop!

All participants will be paid

A Forum Theatre project about our struggles dealing with climate change

will be created and performed by people who are knowledgeable about the issues and who also identify with the paralysis that we experience about climate change. The play will perform for the general public and be a way for diverse audiences in Vancouver to explore how this issue affects our lives, both today and speculating into the future, and will explore practical solutions to adapt to the realities of climate change

We are looking for up to twenty people to participate in a week-long Theatre for Living workshop. No acting experience is necessary. Just a willingness to be honest about your experiences and a desire to play!

Participants should identify with the inner struggles that we face making every-day choices that contribute to climate change, and want to do something about it.

We need a diversity of perspectives from within the community to enrich this work.

The workshop will use theatre games and exercises to build trust and explore your experiences around the issue. In the beginning, these games and exercises are non-verbal. Slowly, the workshop will create plays, based on the life experiences of the workshop participants. This will happen through a symbolic, physical language. It is these points of tension that will form the subject matter of play.

This workshop does not go to public performance. It’s purpose is to gather the core material for the creation of the Forum Theatre production that will perform in Vancouver in March of 2008.

It is very important that you are able to commit to coming to every day all day of the workshop. Each workshop participant will be paid $550.00 for the week and lunch will be provided each day.

Sign me upTo become a workshop participant, please send us a letter/email/fax indicating that you are available to commit to the dates and times of the workshop (January22 to 27, 2008, from 9am to 5pm each day).

If you are interested in creating the public main-stage show and being a cast member, please indicate that you are available to do so.

Please, also state why you want to be part of this project and how it is relevant to you. You may include a resume if you choose, but this is not necessary. And be sure to include all your contact information! (email and mailing address and telephone number)

Headlines Theatre
(604) 871-0508 (ph) (604) 871-0209 (fax)

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 604.871.0508.

The Schedule

• November 18, 2007 Deadline for applications. (Maximum 20 participants)
Please specify whether or not you are interested in going on to create the main stage production or if you would like to be in the workshop only.

• December 4, 5 and 6, 2007 Participant interviews and cast auditions.
All participants will be interviewed. Those interested in being in the play will audition. It is not possible to prepare for this, just bring yourself and be willing to play!

• December 13, 2007 Final selections.
We will announce the workshop participants and cast.

• January 22 to 27, 2008 Workshop.
The THEATRE FOR LIVING workshop will take place from 9am - 5pm each day. Lunch provided.
Russian Hall • 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver

• January 30 to February 19, 2008 Rehearsals. (9am - 5pm daily, Monday is day off)
The cast creates the main stage production.
Russian Hall • 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver

• February 20 to March 2, 2008 Performances.
The forum theatre production will be performed at The Dance Centre in downtown Vancouver.

• March 2, 2008 at 8pm Live Telecast and World Wide Webcast






Six members of the community workshop will create the main-stage Forum Theatre play along with Headlines’ Artistic Director David Diamond and a professional design team.

We don’t want the community workshop to be an audition so, if you want to be considered for the cast, you will be asked to do some improvisation work with David during the participant interview.

Cast will be paid $600 a week for the duration of the project: January 22 to March 2, 2008.

Cast members will sign contracts stating they are available for the full time period and all performances.