|Written by Luciano Iogna and directed by Simon Malbogat|
Frosh week + Mixed Company Theatre's show on sexual assault and rape = heated debate, profound discussions, and eagerness to come up on stage to try different solution and yearning for different outcomes for the main character.
|University of Toronto, Scarborough campus residence orientation|
I facilitated (Jokered) the forum theatre interventions and discussions with the first year students at Ryerson University and University of Toronto, Scarborough campus. As the story unfolded in front of the audience, I could see on their faces and body language how relate-able the story is to them and how they are drawn into it. The minute I opened up the forum, they were coming up with analysis of and reflections on the relationships in the story, the stereotypes, the male-dominant cultural implications, the peer pressure dynamics, the communication barriers, and other dynamics surrounding the theme of sexual assault and rape.
|A spect-actor ready to come up on stage to share his idea|
|Un-packing the spect-actor's intervention and its impact|
|Cast: Kim - Michelle Nash, Teesha - Julia Hunebrown, Eric - Youness Tahiri|
Theater in our Schools Conference, American Alliance for Theater in Education (AATE), New York City, 2010
Created and presented Forum Theatre workshop to support job-readiness of the residents of Community Access, www.communityaccess.org, a community organization providing housing and job training for people with psychiatric disabilities