Voices For Change: A Theatrical Call to Action to End Violence Against Women in Cape Breton

Voices for Change, a theatrical call to action to end violence against women in Cape Breton, will take the stage from June 26-28, 2014 at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation. Voices for Change is described as a powerful piece of theatre that tackles a difficult topic with truth, beauty and heart. Shows start at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a community discussion.

“Theatre provides participants, writers, actors and audience members a unique opportunity to think about how we can stop violence against women in Cape Breton,” says Nicole MacDougall, an organizer of the event. “In hearing stories that reflect our community we are able to process and talk about issues that are often too dark, too unspeakable.”

CBU researchers Jodi McDavid and Nicole MacDougall began research for the project last summer. During the fall they held three community discussions, inviting women in the community to discuss their ideas, thoughts and feelings regarding the issue. Nicole and CBU associate professor of English, Sheila Christie then created the script with the help of women who participated in two creative workshops.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 or pay-what-you-can. Advanced tickets are available at Doktor Luke's. For more information visit http://stagingvoicesforchange.wordpress.com/.