What Does Reconciliation Mean to You?

Over the past 2 months, we’ve been talking to the workshop participants, cast members, and production team on a question that foregrounds our 2017 production, šxʷʔam̓ət (home)…”What Does Reconciliation Mean To You”?

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will be created and performed by a mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast, and weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation real and honourable.

Through this social media campaign, “What Does Reconciliation Mean To You?”, we want to share the stories of some of our awesome team, who are bringing their own journeys into the play creation process.  You can view the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and we will be releasing more stories as we get closer and closer to opening night.  We hope you too will engage with us, and bring your thoughts and feelings to šxʷʔam̓ət (home) on March 3 – 11th, 2017 at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver.

Here is James’ story.

James KewJames Kew – šxʷʔam̓ət (home) Workshop Participant

“My name is Kwes Kwestin. My name is a hereditary name, that can only be given and used with my family consent. My English name is James Kew. I was given my name at 6 years old.

The name was previously carried by my grandfather, and the obligation he gave me while I carry his name is to be a bridge between the industrial world and our world as Musqueam people. Over the course of my life, whenever my soul canoe has drifted or wandered, I come back to the spiritual beach that is my people, to rest. My obligation to my grandfather always gives me my sense of identity and purpose.

I’ve spent a lot of time learning about the past from my elders; also, working as an archaeologist, and an artist. One of the actions that seemed appropriate to my obligation was signing the document to bring my Nation into the BC Treaty process, as a member of our elected Council. This has turned out to be a big disappointment, because in the 20 years since then, we’ve only met with resistance from Canada.

The Kinder-Morgan decision was very disappointing to me, and I think the key to this conflict between cultures is the environment. We saw what happened at Port Hardy when a tugboat went down in 2016. The fuel carried by one tugboat couldn’t be contained, and so we are skeptical that millions of tons of bitumen flowing through the pipeline could be contained – it doesn’t sound credible to us. I think the environment is at the heart of Reconciliation for us.

For my grandparents, when the sockeye spawned, the Fraser River would be flashing silver and white from one bank to the other, upstream and downstream, as far as the eye could see. A flock of cranes might fly overhead during the day, block out the sun and turn it dark. The thunder of their wings and  calls were deafening. And now, in the salmon run, you’re lucky if you can stand on the bank and see one or two swirling in the water; and there are almost no Sandhill Cranes. When we consider the possible impact of an oil spill, the consequences will last a lot longer than the industrial scientist are willing to credit, so it just boggles the mind that the Kinder-Morgan Line was approved.

The idea of Reconciliation from my perspective requires forgiveness and patience. It requires sharing, and it requires that we teach. For our neighbours, Reconciliation would mean that they understand their own history as Canadians.

Part of the forgiveness that we must exercise is to understand the colonial process, and the motives of the leaders of the colonial process. That’s something that we have in common with most Canadians; because the greatest crimes committed against our people were committed when most Canadians couldn’t vote.

The grossest crimes against humanity were committed under the British imperial system, that had a very limited franchise, and at the same time we were subject to a genocide by the British, ten-year-old children were sent down mines in Great Britain; and so, it’s important for us to understand that it wasn’t race alone that was the basis of those crimes against humanity committed against us. Those crimes against humanity were an incidental by-product of an economic opportunity.

If our community can grow in that understanding of cause and effect, it’s going to be a lot easier for us to forgive our neighbours, and to understand a current pattern of thought, whereby many Canadians don’t feel like they’ve committed any personal acts of oppression against First Nations, so they find it very difficult to accept a sense of group responsibility for crimes against humanity.

Reconciliation to me means forgiving. I think for the industrial culture it means economic opportunities. I don’t think there’s a social or human component to the Canadian idea of Reconciliation.”

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šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is an audience interactive play exploring our journeys and struggles towards Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

šxʷʔam̓ət means home in Hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓, a local Indigenous dialect. This word has so many different meanings to all of us who are living on this land.

Created and performed by a mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation real and honourable.

True respect can’t be legislated.

There’s a conversation happening in Canada about Reconciliation and how it is manifesting action in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across this country. The City of Vancouver has officially declared that Vancouver sits on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. But what do these initiatives really mean? If we are sincere about the desire for reconciliation, what kinds of shifts in perceptions and behaviours need to take place? What is the pulse of change each of us are shaping? How do we break down the walls of colonization that surround us all? Is Reconciliation possible without respecting promises and guarantees made regarding Indigenous consent for projects on Indigenous land?

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will invite audiences to change the patterns of behaviour inside characters who are struggling with these issues – patterns that audience members recognize inside themselves – and rehearse true reconciliation.

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will be workshopped, created and performed by a cast of seven original and relevant voices, from a diverse range of Canadian society.

This production is in collaboration with Journeys Around the Circle Society. Directed by David Diamond, and Associate Director Renae Morriseau

CAST | Asivak Koostachin (Inuk/Cree), Madeline Terbasket (Okanagan, Ho-Cak & Anishnabe), Mutya Macatumpag, Nayden LA Palosaari (Cree), Rev. Meg Roberts*, Sam Bob* (Snaw-Naw-As/Coast Salish) and Tom Scholte*

Click HERE to buy tickets.

or call the Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 — at Unceded Coast Salish Territory.

 

Tsatia: What Reclaiming Hope means to me

Hi !

My name is Tsatia Adzich, and I have had the great fortune of being able to work with the Theatre for Living team (David, David, Dafne and Susan) on the upcoming 2016 ‘Reclaiming Hope’ project. It has been an amazing experience so far, even after only three weeks in the office.

I guess some of you are wondering who I am, and how I came to be in the position of Outreach and Publicity Assistant Coordinator.

I first applied to the job when I heard about the project ‘Reclaiming Hope’, admittedly having never heard about Theatre for Living before. (In my defense, being a full time student torn between student life, family life, and volunteering within the Simon Fraser University community already, I didn’t get out much.) But the project called to me, in many different ways.

I am a proud indigenous woman. I am a youth, as well as a community leader and advocate. I was on Burnaby Mountain during the protests (and arrests, much to my family’s horror) because I truly believed in the community and what we were gathering together to protect. I have been involved in so many community actions, movement, initiatives, and intentions – and I have seen what hope can do to a community, and how huge a part fear plays in the ecosystems that make up a healthy community, versus an unhealthy one.Tsatia

Hope is so important, and to be able to not only acknowledge it, but to actively work to reclaim it, well, the team at Theatre for Living has taken on such an enormous topic that each and every person who attends the events would probably be able to tell an hour long narrative about their own experiences.

There have been times in which I have lost hope, and times in which I have reclaimed it for myself. When I moved to Vancouver in 2011 from a small community in Northern BC, I lost a lot of hope. I lost my community. I was alone for the first time, at 18, in a big city where nobody knew me, and nobody cared about me (except for my family, who were 1500km away). It was hard. I was able to slowly reclaim that hope over my years at SFU, and by the time I graduated in December 2015, I had my hope back.

I finally had hope – but not everyone does. I know so many people who are still struggling, whether it is their university experience, their high school experience, or just working in a society that often values you only based on your ability to work inside a system that is meant to be a “one-size fits all”, where as its more of a “one size fits few” landscape. It’s a hard world to survive in these days sometimes.

This is why we need hope. We need hope to get us through to the end of a long day at school after studying. We need hope to get us through basketball practice so that at the end of the day we can go home and have a restful sleep because we’re working a double shift the next day. We need hope because some days it seems like our children will never stop crying, and how do you get anything else done when we know the ones we love are in pain? (I don’t have children myself, but I empathize with mothers and fathers who are raising children in today’s society.)

So in conclusion, who am I? Well that’s a question I still don’t have an answer fully formed for yet. But I hope that this post gives you a bit better of an idea about who I see myself as, and what kind of ideas, intentions, and energy I am bringing to the Theatre for Living team. It’s been a really exciting journey so far, and I am excited to see the end product once we make it through to the end of April.

Warmly,

Tsatia Adzich.

Tour Update

Hello friends of Theatre for Living!

We’re about a week into the maladjusted tour, so I thought I’d post a little tour update to keep you up to date on what’s been going on so far…

Our first show in Squamish was an immense success, with a beautiful venue, diverse and active audience, and sold out seats, it was an incredible way to start off the tour and get the cast and crew excited about everything to come.

Tennessee from Squamish sent us this lovely email:

I just wanted to say thank you to the actors and to David for putting on a very moving event tonight at Totem Hall. The issues addressed resonated deeply with me and with all of of us in the audience and it took great courage on behalf of the actors…

For me the simple but important learning from the night was that we must treat people with more compassion. Whether you’re a mother struggling with a hard to reach teen or a doctor trying to manage a medical program or even if you’re simply a regular person that sees someone struggling, you need to see the humanity in the person struggling and treat them with compassion…

Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria shows were all wonderful. All three shows were sold out and audiences at each show gave the cast standing ovations. This is a humbling experience for not only the cast and crew but also all of us here in the office. Putting together a tour is hard work and seeing it all come together so beautifully is truly incredible.

Port Alberni monday night and Campbell River tuesday night were also great runs with excellent audience participation!

Tonight, we’re playing in Port Hardy at the Civic Centre, and then we’re on a ferry off to Alert Bay for a show at the Lawrence Ambers Memorial Rec Centre.

Sam Bob, or Frank as we know him in the play, did a great interview today with Port Hardy’s 1240 CoastAM. Here it is:

Thanks for reading! If you’d like more information on the maladjusted tour, click here.

Columpa and Charlene on maladjusted and Mental Health

Really excited to share some videos we’ve been working on for ‘maladjusted’! Our wonderful cast share some of their stories, touching upon poignant personal connections to the play.

Columpa Bobb, who plays Mia in maladjusted, discusses the way that her own work relates to maladjusted, and shares her relationship with the play.

Charlene Hellson, support worker for maladjusted, talks about+how history affects mental health, discusses the play, and touches upon her own experiences with issues related to maladjusted.

‘maladjusted’ is an audience interactive play about humanizing the mental health system, created and performed by patients and caregivers. We are currently touring across BC and Alberta, with 9 shows at the Firehall in Vancouver March 20 – 28th. 

Wondering if maladjusted is coming to your community? Click here for full tour itinerary.

 

And so it begins!

Before I begin this post, I should introduce myself… I’m Melissa, publicity/outreach assistant at Theatre for Living. I’ve been at TfL for three weeks now and I’m (slowly) starting to get the hang of things around here. It’s been such an amazing experience so far and it’s just the beginning!

Today is #BellLetsTalk day! We’ve been tweeting up a storm over on twitter, engaging with this very cool and very important initiative! For every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, Bell donates $.05 to mental health initiatives. Not only is it a great fundraising initiative, it’s also a great chance to open up the conversation around mental health! In light of this conversation, I thought I’d share a poignant comic by Robot Hugs. What if physical illness was treated like mental illness?

If physical illness was treated like mental illness...

If physical illness was treated like mental illness…

These past three weeks have been a whirlwind. Everyone came back from their holidays and immediately jumped into preparing for maladjusted, and now it’s finally begun!

Over the weekend, we held open rehearsals to get people prepared and excited about the tour. If you were in the audience, thank you so much for coming! It meant so much to see so many new and familiar faces in the audience participating and really responding to the production. The rehearsals not only helped the cast prepare for the tour, but they also gave us the chance to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and really begin the dialogue around mental health.

Delicious Bon Voyage cake for cast & crew.

Delicious Bon Voyage cake for cast & crew.

As you may have heard, there was a fire at the Maritime Labour Centre last week. For those of you who don’t know, the Maritime Labour Centre was our original rehearsal hall, and the fire occurred the day before we were planning on moving our equipment into the space. Thankfully, no one was hurt and through the power of social media, we managed to book a new space within hours of finding out the news. Thanks so much to the Vancouver Alpen Club! Despite a few complications, the rehearsals went wonderfully thanks to the lovely folks at the Alpen.

Last night, the tour began with a show at Totem Hall in Squamish, BC. It’s so exciting for finally see everything come together… Months of emails, phone calls, meetings, rehearsals – all coming together to create something truly beautiful.

Stage set up in Squamish's Totem Hall.

Stage set up in Squamish’s Totem Hall.

We couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to the tour. 170 people came out to the show, making up a really diverse, active audience.

The maladjusted team are en route to Nanaimo now, playing a SOLD OUT show tomorrow night at the Beban Park Auditorium! It’s bound to be a great performance, and we can’t wait to see you there!

Wondering if maladjusted is visiting your community? Click here for full tour itinerary.

 

‘maladjusted’ Outreach: Connecting Communities

maladjusted outreachThe ‘maladjusted’ tour booking process has been an exciting, and challenging learning process for me, as a (relatively new) Outreach Coordinator at Theatre for Living. 

One of the things I really appreciate about our tour booking methodology, is our mandate to have as many collaborations as possible: not only at the tour organizing level, but also at the community level.  While the outreach job can be intense at times, one of the joys that I have in my job is being able to facilitate partnerships between people and organizations – some who would not normally be working together. Community partners have shared with me that while there are other organizations that do similar work in the community, due to political, historical, or due to funding constraints, they do not have much opportunity to work together.  By organizing ‘maladjusted’ together, some community partners have been able to reach out to others in their community in ways that were previously more challenging.

It has been deeply rewarding to be a part of conversations between folks that are excited to be working together for the first time.  It’s also great to see how  before the tour has even begun, the solidarity building towards transforming the mental health system is already starting to happen :)

We hope that you are also interested in joining in on the conversation – if you are in the following communities, and are interested joining us, please email me, at outreach@theatreforliving.com

Jan 23 – Vancouver Preview
Jan 24 – Vancouver Preview
Jan 27 – Squamish
Jan 29 – Nanaimo
Jan 30 – Duncan
Jan 31 – Victoria
Feb 2 – Port Alberni
Feb 3 – Campbell River
Feb 4 – Port Hardy
Feb 5 – Alert Bay
Feb 10 – Kitamaat Village
Feb 11 – Hazelton
Feb 13 – Burns Lake
Feb 14 – Fort St. James
Feb 16 – Prince George
Feb 17 – Mackenzie
Feb 18 – Chetwynd

Feb 19 – Fort St. John
Feb 21 – Grande Prairie
Feb 24 – St. Paul
Feb 27 – Edmonton
Feb 28 – Edmonton
March 2 – Maskwacis
March 3 – Red Deer
March 5 – Lethbridge
March 7 – Medicine Hat
March 10 – Calgary
March 11 – Calgary
March 14 – Kamloops
March 15 – Penticton
March 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 – Vancouver
March 28 – Closing Night in Vancouver with live global, interactive web cast

Looking forward to seeing you at one of the shows!

– David Ng

Voices of Love: Reaching Across

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This Saturday, we are organizing a theatrical dialogue about the controversy surrounding the recently passed Vancouver School Board gender policy updates. 

Facilitated by David Diamond on September 13, 2014, in the Alice McKay room at the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street), on unceded Coast Salish Territories.

We will be using the beautiful exercise called “Rainbow of Desire” (the same technique we used for our very popular “Us and Them” series in 2011) to investigate the conflicting desires and fears on all sides that have made the gender policy issue so volatile. The reason to do this is to be able to see and hear each other in a way that builds community – instead of building barriers.

“Us and Them (the inquiry) takes us to the place where we deeply feel the resonant truth that we are just one people on this planet. This is startling theatre that requires action.” Kim Hayashi, audience member

“I learned a lot about things at the Rainbow of Desire. I noticed there are common things between me and others. There is not only “you” in every thing you are doing, there are others.” Dalia, student at University of Bethlehem

Please come and bring someone! It is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact David Ng, Outreach Coordinator at 604.871.0508 or email outreach@theatreforliving.com

Thanks and Seasons Greetings!

Well here we are! Corporations in our Heads has now closed, after 32 events!

From Enbridge to lululemon to the Ajax Mine to Cover Girl. Those were just some of the corporate brands that were brought up and taken to the stage during our recent interactive theatre project Corporations in our Heads.  Along the way, there were many discoveries, for us and we hope for you as well. This journey began as an exploration; how can we change our relationships to the corporate messaging and thus create healthier living communities? A realization very early on in the process was that it was also about what our emotional connections to the messages are.

The message (for example), “You are not living up to your potential. You can be so much more.”

First question to the audience, “Which brand is this?”

The audience excitedly answers; Cover Girl! Coca Cola! Apple!

Next question, “Which relationship is this in our lives?”

The energy shifts in the room. After a few seconds of introspection the fire ignites and the sparks fly. Mother! Aunt! Uncle! Father! Best friend!

“Who can come up and inhabit this voice and turn it into a character?

And we are off to the races….

The stories were personal and profound. They were at times hilarious and at times emotional. What we realized, as a collective, as we heard them…is that they were, and are, all about us. All of us.

And so, from all of us at Theatre for Living, we thank you. We thank you for your willingness to play, to experiment, and to examine; whether in Vancouver, or one of the 22 communities all over BC and Alberta. We thank you for your bravery and your support. You came out to one or two or three of these events because, we imagine, we share a common desire for authenticity and a political conscience.

As we move deeper into the holiday season, lets keep that conscience alive. We will leave you with this quote from, our Managing and Artistic Director, David Diamond straight out of the Corporations in our Heads programme, “Change our relationship to the messaging and we start to change our patterns of bahaviour. Change our patterns of behaviour and sustain that change…”

Reviews for Corporations in our Heads:

“Corporations in our Heads is an experience for you to participate in. What you will take away from is something that will make you think about how and why you buy things, how media affect you and how you might change your response to it. You will feel safe, engaged and energized by it. You have to be there to experience it and that makes this theatre of the purest kind. Go!”

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance by Jim Peskin

Oct 10, 2013

 

“He listens, responds, and directs like a puppeteer in flow. To watch him work, that alone is worth the price of admission.”

BC Teachers for Peace and Global Education by Betty Gilgoff

Oct 10, 2013

 

“This kind of theatre aims to empower. It allows us to step away and gain some perspective on the factors influencing our life. For those two hours, that room full of people was united in learning how to fix the problem on a small scale, in hopes of transferring that knowledge to a big one.”

The Other Press by Julia Siedlanowska

Oct 10, 2013

 

“The human event of the season.”

niftynotcool by Lauren Kresowaty

Dec 4, 2013

 

“The transition of corporate messaging from the mundane and factual to the more familial, as though coming from the voice of a friend or family member, was an eerie recognition. The tactics of corporations have changed — from profiting off our physical and material needs (and don’t needs) — to also exploiting our psychological and existential desires.”

Rabble.ca by Tania Ehret

Dec 4, 2013

 

Tweet Along: “If we can recognize the relationship the corporation is trying to build with us, then we can change our reaction to it.”

Plank Magazine by Allyson McGrane

Dec 5, 2013

 

“You leave the experience shaken and excited. Some because of the sense of play and community but others left with the impetus to action. That’s powerful theatre.”

Dec 5, 2013

 

Corporations in our Heads Vancouver Finale!

Hi folks,

Well here we are…the Vancouver Finale of Corporations in our Heads and in honor of this, we wanted to give a shout out to our friends at Hello Cool World. Their film, The Corporation will be celebrating its 10 year release on January 16, 2014. Mark your calendars! The Corporation is Canada’s most successful documentary EVER.

“Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?”

Watch this short video. We’re Not Done Yet by Joel Bakan.

Occupy your future!

Check out their website for more information. You can also find Hello Cool World on Facebook and on Twitter.

Please join us for the Finale of Corporations in our Heads. Only 5 more chances!

Doors are at 6:30 and the event starts at 7pm. Participation is completely voluntary. No one will ever be dragged up on stage. Suggested donation is $10 but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Reserve seats by emailing rsvp@theatreforliving.com or give us a call at 604 871 0508.

Dec 4 Gordon Neighbhourhood House
Dec 5 Gallery Gachet
Dec 6 Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Dec 7 SFU Harbour Centre in the Terasen Cinema
Dec 8 Café Deux Soleils

See what audience members have been experiencing so far:

“Thank you for such an inspiring, energizing evening at Corporations in our Heads.  I know that I – and many in the audience – will take the ideas we’ve learned and felt and complete the circle by engaging them in our ‘real’ lives.

Thomas B. Friedman, Kamloops, BC 

“The Corporations in our Heads experiential mode is so excellent and David is a master at his craft; it was at times fiercesome, as William Blake might say.”

Dave Bosomworth, Lumby BC

“Corporations in our Heads was awesome. My dreams that night were awesome. I look at this as a very therapeutic way of group healing. We all need, from time to time, a little boost in life. This theatre was just that.”

Dennise Two Spirit Sage Walker, Lethbridge, AB

I thought Corporations in our Heads was terrific. It was interactive but so well facilitated that it was hard to separate the audience from the characters from the leaders. If only we lived by more exploration, inquiry, playful conflict resolution, and artistic solutions in our day to day world- we may feel less controlled by corporations and more in the driver’s seat….it was great food for thought.”

Janice M. Fraser, Calgary AB

“Corporations in our Heads was thought provoking and uncomfortable at times and has been in my head running playback since.  What Theatre for Living does is phenomenal! It is transformative and takes the audience on a journey that is deeply personal and deeply human and spiritual.”

Trayah Zinger, Calgary AB

“Indeed Corporations in our Heads is theatre, as it is entertainment, but it is also intelligent, provocative and important. It makes you think as you are being entertained but it doesn’t easily let you off the hook.”

Betty Gilgoff, PAGE BC

“Corporations in Our Heads was engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking. I was hesitant to attend, and I was even more hesitant once I read the program and it said 2.5 to 3 hours long. However, my boyfriend and I both agreed that it was 3 hours extremely well spent. I came out questioning all of the messages that we are fed and the way that I deal with those messages. I came out realizing just how deeply embedded these messages are in our culture, our society and ourselves. It was an emotionally moving presentation that was expertly executed.”

Erin Giesbrecht, Prince George, BC

“I especially feel grateful for the message that I took from Corporations in our Heads that even I, a peace-loving person, can change my relationship to the corporate messaging and begin to change my pattern of behavior.”

Doreen Angus, Kispiox, BC

“I had a great time at Corporations in our Heads!  It was informative, inspirational and relevant.”

Rev. Beth Walker, Victoria BC

 “I wanted to share with you how much I appreciate what you are doing with your theatre, the critical literacies with which you are engaging your audience as participants, and to express my tribulations for the tremendous psycho-theatrical feat that you are facilitating on the stage with Corporations in our Heads.”  

Darren Alexander, Victoria, BC                                 

“Corporations in our Heads was excellent!! What a great way to learn! Two points I came away with: Fail. And be okay with it because that’s the inside of the wonton! And use your common sense to determine wants vs. needs. There were a thousand gems to glean from Corporations in our Heads.”  

Natalia Hautala, Nanaimo, BC                                                        

“My husband and I attended Corporations in our Heads in Vancouver, and left the space feeling inspired, invigorated, and connected to our community.  The genuine dialogue, honest emotions, unexpected insights, and true engagement that we experienced at this theatre event was, for us, nourishment and reminder of our humanity and of our privileges and responsibilities in our world, as hollow and superficial as that world can feel sometimes.  The variety of ages, lifestyles, and cultural backgrounds represented in the audience speaks to the fact that Theatre for Living is providing an opportunity for community connection and recognition that is sorely needed by all of us.  Corporations in our Heads was entertaining, cathartic, and most of all, enriching in long-lasting ways. Thank you for your continued work!” 

Caitlin Kopperson, Vancouver BC

“Corporations in our Heads (was an) incredible theatre experience. David Diamond ignited the audience with questions about what it means to us when we allow ourselves to be inundated with corporate messages. (He) charmingly invited us to enter a metaphorical space where we look critically at the corporate ‘voice’ that is created and occupies our thoughts. As an audience member, you will come away with a renewed appreciation and a more critical engagement with the corporate messages we are inundated with. It’s cathartic and provocative.”

Roslyn Tam, Vancouver Observer, Oct. 18, 2013

 “Just back from Corporations in our Heads. So profound, and masterful. Got me thinking once again about a subject that I spend most of my time pushing to one side out of frustration and resignation. Also reconnected me at a deeply human level to what is actually occurring within us as we acquiesce to corporate messages.” 

Charley Lyons, Vancouver BC