Home was performed to full audiences from May 3 – May 6, 2017 at the Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver, BC. (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 was 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.
Home was made possible by the generosity of our partners and funders: Vancouver Coastal Health, Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, BC Arts Council, Ministry of Children & Family Development, Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Vancity, Hamber Foundation, CLICK Foundation, Vancouver School Board, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Methotical Productions, Scene Ideas Inc. and Watari.