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"Us and Them" more than just a play by David Diamond

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"Us and Them" more than just a play by David Diamond

Time: October 22, 2011 at 8pm to November 12, 2011 at 8pm
Location: The Cultch
Street: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC. (Wheelchair accessible venue)
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map:…
Phone: 604-251-1363
Event Neighbourhood and Type: community, building, event!
Organized By: Headlines Theatre
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2011

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Event Description

Vancouver’s award-winning Headlines Theatre presents “Us and Them” - a fun, moving, and gutsy exploration of 6 people's lives intersecting at the wall of healing after the hockey riot: how do we understand ourselves and how do we create divisions between ourselves and others?

The answers are up to the audience, who after seeing the play unfold on its own, watch it again, this time with the agency to stop the play and enter the stage and replace a character with whom they identify and change the way the story unfolds. The theatre becomes a creative rehearsal for transforming the world. 

David Diamond's "Theatre for Living arose by combining elements of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed and the holistic approach of systems theory, said David Diamond via phone. He explained that Theatre for Living partially focuses on challenging and questioning the boundaries between the oppressor and oppressed, a topic heavily examined by Theatre of the Oppressed. It then focuses on ways of getting beyond the symptoms of oppression to the root causes of what's actually happening."
Co-directed by:
David Diamond & Kevin Finnan (Motionhouse, UK)

WHEN: Oct 21 – Nov 12, 2011 (Preview: Oct 20)
All shows at 8pm 
(2pm Matinées: Wed Oct 26, Sun Oct 30, Wed Nov 2)

Live, Interactive, Global webcast: Nov 12, 8PM PST

WHERE: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC. 
(Wheelchair accessible venue)

TICKETS: Available through The Cultch
604-251-1363 or

Regular: $20 + venue service charge $3.36
Matinee: $10 + venue service charge $3.36
Student/Senior: $15 + venue service charge $3.36

Twitter: @headlinestheatr

Disclaimer: Mild nudity, some coarse language. 

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