The Housing Project 101

WHAT IS THE HOUSING PROJECT 101?

The Housing Project 101 offers community an opportunity to come together to share experience and create a communitity story of rental housing.   

Project Founder Alison Boston brings you a series of Transformational Activities, rooted in Theatre and steeped in multidisciplinary creative expression, garnered from a lifetime of workshops with artists, creatives, thinkers, educators and practitioners - at home and abroad. 

Using Alison's active, participatory workshops, the Housing Project 101 creates Forum Theatre collaborating and workshopping with people who have experience of accessing, or providing, long term rental housing. Previous performing or artistic experience is not necessary, although artists of all disciplines are very welcome to participate.

The Housing Project 101 is Transformational Theatre for Rental Housing.  It creates Forum Theatre to tell a story of rental housing, and build a vision for a better future. 

A note from Alison Boston, project founder and workshop facilitator:
Calling for this project was seeded when shortly after taking David Diamond's Theatre for Living training, I moved to Barcelona (2006-2009) and witnessed and experienced the housing crisis firsthand. The calling was rebirthed spring 2019 after attending SEA’s Housing for All where I heard Cam Welch’s startling research findings, and the next day was surprisingly served with an illegal 30-day eviction notice! ...in the very moment I was drafting a Transformational Theatre workshop to help manifest the futures we envision! I immediately realized I needed to design workshops to focus on housing, and rental housing in particular, and started discussing the idea with members of the Victoria Tenants Action Group (VTAG), city councillors, and on...and on.... In January 2020, The City of Victoria approved a My Great Neighborhood Grant for this project. My Great Neighborhood is anywhere within walking distance to downtown Victoria! 

The Housing Project 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of the following community organizations and individuals: City Of Victoria, My Great Neighborhood Grant program; Victoria Multicultural Society; James Bay New Horizons; Cam Welch (VTAG Victoria Tenants Action Group); Taiwo Afolabi (Belfry Theatre);Larry Wartels (SEA Social Environmental Alliance); Victoria Downtown Residents Association; and Volunteer ESP Team: Kara Udel;  Lyle John, Cree Elder; Thomas Boston, MEd.; Rabbi Louis Sutker, Phd. 

WHAT IS THE HOUSING PROJECT 101?

The Housing Project 101 offers community an opportunity to come together to share experience and create a communitity story of rental housing.   

Project Founder Alison Boston brings you a series of Transformational Activities, rooted in Theatre and steeped in multidisciplinary creative expression, garnered from a lifetime of workshops with artists, creatives, thinkers, educators and practitioners - at home and abroad. 

Using Alison's active, participatory workshops, the Housing Project 101 creates Forum Theatre collaborating and workshopping with people who have experience of accessing, or providing, long term rental housing. Previous performing or artistic experience is not necessary, although artists of all disciplines are very welcome to participate.

The Housing Project 101 is Transformational Theatre for Rental Housing.  It creates Forum Theatre to tell a story of rental housing, and build a vision for a better future. 

A note from Alison Boston, project founder and workshop facilitator:
Calling for this project was seeded when shortly after taking David Diamond's Theatre for Living training, I moved to Barcelona (2006-2009) and witnessed and experienced the housing crisis firsthand. The calling was rebirthed spring 2019 after attending SEA’s Housing for All where I heard Cam Welch’s startling research findings, and the next day was surprisingly served with an illegal 30-day eviction notice! ...in the very moment I was drafting a Transformational Theatre workshop to help manifest the futures we envision! I immediately realized I needed to design workshops to focus on housing, and rental housing in particular, and started discussing the idea with members of the Victoria Tenants Action Group (VTAG), city councillors, and on...and on.... In January 2020, The City of Victoria approved a My Great Neighborhood Grant for this project. My Great Neighborhood is anywhere within walking distance to downtown Victoria! 

The Housing Project 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of the following community organizations and individuals: City Of Victoria, My Great Neighborhood Grant program; Victoria Multicultural Society; James Bay New Horizons; Cam Welch (VTAG Victoria Tenants Action Group); Taiwo Afolabi (Belfry Theatre);Larry Wartels (SEA Social Environmental Alliance); Victoria Downtown Residents Association; and Volunteer ESP Team: Kara Udel;  Lyle John, Cree Elder; Thomas Boston, MEd.; Rabbi Louis Sutker, Phd. 

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