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Corporations in Our Heads - Popular Theatre (by donation)

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Corporations in Our Heads - Popular Theatre (by donation)

Time: October 11, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Street: 800 E Broadway
City/Town: Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: main, street, mount, pleasant, community, theatre, workshop, activism
Organized By: Randy Chatterjee
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2013

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Event Description

No actors. No play. No script.

Theatre for Living continues a 32-year legacy of innovation with a project about the corporate messages that live within our collective psyche.

The messages from corporations tell us hundreds of times a day, in ways we may not notice anymore, how to relate to each other and to ourselves; what to buy, how to feel, how to think, and the kind of person to aspire to be.

Can we use the theatre to become aware of these messages, and to change our relationships to them, to live healthier and more sustainable lives with each other, with ourselves, and with the planet?

This project hopes to be more than just an investigation, but rather to catalyze transformative action! How? By making each event relevant, at a grassroots level, to each unique community in which it happens and for the local organizers to use that momentum to move forward on local community issues.  

Each event is the community’s creation. We are touring a process in which the whole evening of theatre emerges from the audience.

Sounds heavy, but it’s a great deal of fun!

The project will launch on October 10 and 11 in Mount Pleasant, investigating how corporate messages have planted themselves in our collective psyche, and how we can use theatre to "evict" these messages.

Village Vancouver and the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant are collaborating with the Theatre for Living to bring new people to the Friday, 11 October Performance of Corporations in Our Heads, a night for the local community to exorcize its corporate ghosts.

Village Vancouver and the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant have made a donation for the Friday performance to help ensure people from the community could come without any cost at all.  The performance is otherwise simply by donation, and if you are at all financially challenged and live within the community, please come on us.

We believe theatre can teach, heal, and rebuild society.

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