An Exploration Into Brantford's Opioid Epidemic
AUGUST 28, 29, 31 2021
Directed by Holly B Wood
With Verbatim Theatre Consultation by Sophie Munden
Dramaturgy by Randy Roberts, Addictions & Harm Reduction Advocate
In partnership with Brantford Substance Users Network, Brant Theatre Workshops, Brant County Health Unit, Brantford Public Library, Canadian Mental Health Association, Community Legal Clinic, Grand River Community Health Centre, Off-Key Productions, St. Leonard's Community Services, & Wesley
Statistics show that Brantford has the second highest opioid overdose and hospitaliztion rate in Canada. In an effort to raise awareness for and to understand this local crisis, we will create a verbatim theatre production about Brantford's opioid epidemic from recorded interviews with individuals in the community.
A free and open reading of the play will be held in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day. The reading will be followed by a discussion and visioning exercise with the play's creators, individuals with lived experience of opioid use, and mental health and addictions professionals.
If you have a story about the opioid crisis that you would like to share, or if you are a community organization that would like to become involved with the project, please let us know.
FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Each year, Grandview Theatre will present opportunities to local playwrights and theatre creators through a Creating for Our Community workshop production. Creating for Our Community will provide an opportunity for playwrights and theatre creators to discover and explore stories that have relevance to our community.
Be sure to reach out to us if you are a theatre creator who is interested in exploring a story for our community. We can help you make your creative community-based project happen.