Some Assembly Theatre Company Presents
A new play with the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group Project
May 3-6, 2017 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
(181 Roundhouse Mews)
Admission is Free
(Vancouver, BC) ~ Home is a new and original Canadian production that shares a powerful vision of hope from local diverse youth in the search for a healthy home, both within oneself and one’s community. Cultural representation includes Ojibway, Chinese, Greek, French, Kurdish, Serbian, and the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation.
When a favourite local hangout is threatened with a corporate takeover, two First Nations young female managers rally the regulars to save the place they call “home”. In doing so, they passionately showcase the importance of their community by giving those within it a voice. Through a journey of brave disclosures, original music and transformation, they discover their individual and collective power. With the desire for positive social change, Home encourages dialogue and explores the importance of support when dealing with a violation of home in our communities and ourselves. Home includes non-graphic dialogue about sexual assault, body image issues, substance use, and one young woman’s journey to raise awareness about the perseverance of First Nations people.
Home is written and performed by YOUTH: Sophie Elder-Labrie and Laurel Trueman (Surrey), Brogan Ho (Burnaby), Christopher Rahim, Joe Baker and Latisha Wadhams (East Vancouver), Nicholas Roe (Langley), Elodie Doumenc (West Vancouver), Parker Phelan, Una Spasovski and Haley Christenson (Vancouver), and Sian Kilpatrick (Strathcona), in collaboration with Some Assembly Theatre artists Valerie Methot, Ken Lawson, Jeremy Baxter, Anna Talbot, Athena Ivison and Allen Morrison.
Some Assembly Theatre Company is now in its 16th year of creating and producing original, collaborative plays that promote awareness, wellness, and dialogue about issues facing teens. Audiences are invited to participate in talkback sessions after each performance.
Performance Times: May 3, 1:30pm | May 4, 11:00am & 1:30pm | May 5 & 6, 7:30pm
Limited seating. For reservations contact Ken Lawson: 604-603-5247 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Partners: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health
Community Partners: Sarah McLachlan School of Music, PeerNet BC, Vancouver School Board, Methotical Productions, Watari, and Scene Ideas Inc., Gearhouse, Panago, Nimbus School of Recording and Media.
Supporters: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, BC Arts Council, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Vancity, Hamber Foundation, Private Donors.