Awkward and Embarrassing Conversations is part performance and part participatory workshop. Working with the idea of nurturance, it invites self-identified groups (social, work-related, political, recreational) to ask questions and speak about subjects that normally feel too risky to voice publicly.
Performed and facilitated by Sarah Garton Stanley and Marcus Youssef • Directed by Chelsea Haberlin • Projection Design by Cande Andrade • Prop Design by Shizuka Kai • Produced by Neworld Theatre. Development support by Farnham Maltings and Volcano Theatre. Additional support from the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union. Feature image of Sarah Garton Stanley & Marcus Youssef by John Lauener.
- June 2016, GVPTA Annual Conference: Making a Scene, Vancouver, Canada: Diversity in Vancouver Theatre
- August 2017, Volcano Conservatory, Toronto, Canada: Professional Theatremakers in Toronto
- December 2017, Canada House / Farnham Maltings, London, UK: Inclusion in the UK Cultural Sector
- July 2018, Volcano Conservatory, Toronto, Canada: Professional Theatremakers in Toronto
- February 2019, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Assembly: Industry Series, Vancouver, Canada: International Performance Festivals
- June 2019, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada: Shaw Festival Company Members
- October 2019, Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Canada: Boarding School Staff and Grade Eleven Students