Curtain Up: A Meetup for Male Identifying Members of the Edmonton Theatre Community
WHEN: Wednesday May 23, 2018
Doors @ 6pm – Light Snacks Provided
Event Begins @ 6:30pm
WHERE: The Arts Barns – Westbury Theatre
To continue the conversation being had by many members of the theatre community in Edmonton, and in response to the event Changing the Script held with male identifying members of the theatre community, the Theatre Edmonton Project is hosting another meetup for male identifying members of all sexualities.
In this meetup Derek Warwick will lead attendees through a workshop that will address how to work through situations of abuse, intolerance, negativity, power abuse, and intimidation. While there will never be any easy or fast answers many males in the community are looking for ways to help those around them and discuss tough topics with friends and colleagues. This workshop aims to address some of these concerns and end inaction.
SCHEDULE OF EVENING
6pm: Doors Open – Light Snacks Provided
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Workshop with Derek Warwick
7:30pm – 8:15pm: Informal “Unconference” (See below for more details*)
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Processing Circle with Brooke Leifso (See below for more details**)
Following the workshop there will be two follow up conversations:
*7:30pm – 8:15pm: Informal “Unconference”
This unconference is an open-space conversation where participants can participate in breakout conversations held regarding a variety of topics decided by participants of the evening’s event. Questions for discussion will be provided based on the interest of attendees. Attendees will be free to join and leave any conversations. Participation is voluntary.
**8:30pm – 9:30pm: Processing Circle with Brooke Leifso
Through her thesis work with the European Graduate School, and with the endorsement of Theatre Alberta, Brooke is offering a series of events entitled Shifting Culturethis is the first of a series of events entitled: Shifting Culture – creating a safer professional community for all genders. As part of Expressive Art, creative inquiry research, Brooke will be lead voluntary participants through a discussion art as a tool to converse and process. This circle will provide an opportunity to come together and work through the more intangible feelings/thoughts/confusions/concerns.
Attendees are free to leave at any point following the workshop.
Safe space guidelines will be outlined at the beginning of the event.
If you are looking to engage with other male identifying individuals to share ideas for how to support the larger arts community and beyond we invite you to attend this meetup.
For more info or questions contact the Theatre Edmonton Project on Facebook