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maladjusted- The mental health system. The people. The play.

Theatre for Living sponsored by VIHA and Hulitan Family Services

Friday, 30 January 2015 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

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Saturday January 31st, 7:30 pm

‘maladjusted’ engages audiences with powerful images and authentic voices weaving together three very personal narratives: A young teenager struggling with sadness over her friend’s suicide is misdiagnosed by her doctor; a young homeless man who is legitimately taking prescription meds gets thrown into dangerous circumstances by social workers, who are from within a mechanizing system, trying their best to help him; and finally, there is all of us, unable to adjust to the needs of a maladjusted mental health sector, who become potential agents for change.
 
The interactive nature of the play ‘maladjusted’ allows for communities to dialogue about how we can create a more human centred mental health system.  A diverse audience allows for more voices to be brought into the dialogue, and enriches the forum theatre.  We hope that we can have people from all parts of the community come and participate in the dialogue, including those who might not have the resources to buy a ticket to the show.  
 
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What is Forum Theatre?

Forum Theatre is an opportunity for creative, community-based dialogue. The theatre is created and performed by community members who are living the issues under investigation. The resulting play is performed once, all the way through, so the audience can see the situation and the problems presented. The story builds to a crisis and stops, offering no solutions. The play is then run again, with audience members able to "freeze" the action at any point where they see a character engaged in a struggle. An audience member yells "stop!", comes into the playing area, replaces the character s/he sees struggling with the problem, and tries out his/her idea. We call this an "intervention". The other characters respond with their truth, not to "make it better", not to "make it worse", simply to investigate a shared reality. What insights do we have? What do we think? What do we learn? Who agrees? Who disagrees? In this way we engage in a creative dialogue about issues in our lives. The process is fun, profound, entertaining and full of surprises and learning.

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Songhees Wellness Centre
1100 Admirals Road
Victoria, BC V9A 4M1
Canada

Friday, 30 January 2015 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)


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