So #metoo happened. What now?
After collecting hours of audio interviews from people of different genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages and abilities -- real life stories and reflections around the #metoo movement come to life through headphone verbatim theatre and dance.
Audience response from workshop production:
"Incredible and deeply moving"
"Brilliant ... I loved it! Powerful, evocative, sensitive, caring ..."
"Yes! This is amazing ..."
"Loved it ... thank you for creating a safe and supportive space, you have something special here."
"Get it as many places as you can!"
#whatnow includes testimonials from survivors of harassment, misconduct and assault, as well as stories from those who took accountability for their harms. And throughout the piece, award-winning dance artist choreographer and co-director, Amber Barton, has crafted expertly subtle ensemble movement that articulates tone, environment and viewpoints.
It also utilizes an innovative format called "headphone verbatim" where edited audio interviews are played through headphones to actors on stage, and the actors mimic and repeat what they hear, in real time. Every cough, stutter and hesitation is reproduced, and the actors never memorize the lines.
COVID-SAFETY: Proof of vaccination required; Socially distanced cabaret seating
Full COVID-safety protocols here: www.alleytheatre.ca/COVID-19
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Wednesday-Saturday, 8pm | Sundays, 3pm
2 for 1 Preview October 28 | Opening Night October 29
Gender-Specific Performances on Oct 31st, Nov 3rd and 4th (details below)
ASL Interpreted performance Nov 7th
Emotional support worker and professionally facilitated post-show discussion for each performance
Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes
Under 30 | Senior | Low Income: CAD 15.00
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Theatre