Seven Visions – School Tour
Virtually touring to middle and high schools November 2020 to January 2021
Directed by Tracey Nepinak
Production Designer: Louis Ogemah
Sound Designer: MJ Dandeneau
Featuring: Braiden Houle, Kat MacLean, Jessica McGlynn, Aqqalu Meekis, and Josh Ranville
Knowledge Keeper: Gayle Pruden
As the final phase of our larger reconciliation project, we are excited to adapt our bi-annual Forum Theatre school offering to an online platform. We are currently booking schools, check out our Virtual School Tour Info for more details. Seven Visions will allow students to experience reconciliation. It will be a virtual experience, but a way that we can still share the insightful, powerful, and profound stories of over 70 Indigenous youth who worked with us over the last two years. In August we brought a socially distanced and live-streamed performance of Songide’ewin to general audiences. Since then, our youth consultants have helped to craft the original source material into a new version of the script targeted to their peers. They also advised on how to make it interactive on video.
Our team has also been working in consultation with teachers to find the best way to move forward during the ongoing pandemic. Some students will gather at school for a viewing party with tech support and facilitation by our team. Others will watch from the comfort of their homes as part of remote learning. All students will still have an opportunity to test out options for how to address the conflict in the play, virtually stepping into the shoes of a character and exploring solutions to the challenges they faced. This is a powerful process that encourages youth to use their voices. For more information or to book a performance contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-306-5303. To learn more about the process and the larger creation story check out an overview of our Reconciliation Project.
School Tour Trailer:
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