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From the Heart: How 100 Canadians Created an Unconventional Theatre Performance about Reconciliation, Will Weigler
Author Name:    Will Weigler

Title:   From the Heart: How 100 Canadians Created an Unconventional Theatre Performance about Reconciliation

Binding:   softcover

Book Condition:   new

Publisher:     2015

ISBN Number:   0921783604 / 9780921783602

Seller ID:   willw2015

new This fully illustrated, narrative-based guidebook describes an unconventional theatre production that took place in Victoria, BC in 2013. A culturally diverse, inter-generational group of 100 primarily non-Indigenous men and women collaborated with professional theatre artists to create and perform a play designed as a journey through a 14,000 sq. ft. indoor labyrinth. The project was intended as an arts-based approach to promote public dialogue about settler Canadians' relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities; to stand as allies with Indigenous people; and to take some measure of responsibility for contributing to reconciliation in this country. The book details the original vision for the project (including examination of the question "what does 'decolonization' mean?"), and tells the story of the script creation process and performances, with explanations of the philosophical and ethical foundations behind the choices that were made. It is intended for general readers and students with an interest in reconciliation and arts-based community development, as well as civic leaders who can use this book as a model for how to create their own unique theatre production based on the pilot projec


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