Awkward and Embarrassing Conversations
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.
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
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.