A Devised Theatre Exploration Into Brantford's Opioid Epidemic
AUGUST 28, 29, 31 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Live on Zoom in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day
Produced by Victoria Hudson-Muir
Directed by Holly B Wood
Production Manager Peter Muir
Featuring Katherine Cappellacci, Thomas Fournier, Anna Morreale & Marissa Monk
With Verbatim Theatre Consultation by Sophie Munden and Lived Experience Dramaturgy by Randy Roberts, Addictions & Harm Reduction Advocate
Created in partnership and consultation 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 one of the highest opioid overdose and hospitalization rates in Canada. In an effort to raise awareness for and to understand this local crisis, Grandview Theatre Company presents a professionally devised theatre production about Brantford's opioid epidemic, based on recorded interviews with community members who have lived experience of substance use.
The play will premiere digitally on August 28, 29 and 31 from 7pm-8pm, live on Zoom. Each performance will be followed by an (optional) short community discussion and interactive visioning exercise centered around the question "where do we go from here?". The play is being offered by donation.
Please note: this production contains sensitive, potentially triggering content and is not suitable for all viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.