Voices for Change is a collaborative piece of theatre that deals with the topic of violence against women in Cape Breton. The piece was created by a local group of women–including Sheila Christie, Nicole MacDougall, Jodi McDavid, Erin Thompson, Alison Crosby, Karen DeAdder, Josie Sobol, Kate MacMullin and Stephanie McCormick–through community discussions and creative workshops. [Read more about the Voices for Change team here]
Over the course of two workshops, participants used theatre techniques to explore the issue of violence against women in Cape Breton. A script was created using material from the two workshops. A polished collection of dramatic pieces was created by putting together written pieces, stitching together freewrites and continuing to build upon idea prompts. The result is a powerful piece of theatre tackling the issue of violence against women in Cape Breton that has been filling the house at New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation since it opened Thursday night.
“It has been an honour to work with so many passionate women who are committed to creating change in this community,” says Nicole MacDougall, director of Voices for Change. “Our hope is to use theatre to create dialogue around the issue of violence against women in Cape Breton.”
A lively discussion has followed each performance, engaging audience members about what can be done to create change in our community.
The last Voices for Change performance takes place tonight at New Dawn. Showtime is 7 pm. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Doktor Luke’s – a respectable coffee house. They are pay what you can with the suggested donation being $10.
Check out a night of powerful theatre and add your voice to the call for change. This project is made possible by the generous support of Arts NS and Cape Breton University.