Support WomenAWARE / FemmesAVERTIES and Geordie Theatre on Giving Tuesday. 

Geordie and WomenAWARE are teaming to allow up to 50 women and children to visit a performance of SELFIE at Geordie’s annual Theatre Fest in February 2022. With a donation of just $17 you can sponsor a ticket for one member, volunteer or their family members.

UPDATE: We have reached our goal of raising $850 for Women Aware / Femmes Averties and Geordie Theatre – but giving Tuesday is not over yet! Help us get over $1000 in donations to make the Geordie Theatre Fest an unforgettable Experience for WomenAWARE members and their families!

About WomenAWARE/FemmesAVERTIES:

WomenAWARE/FemmesAVERTIES  is a non-profit, community-based center founded by former victims of domestic violence.
Their mission is to support, inspire and empower as well as prevent and strive to end domestic violence against women,men, youth, and children.
They offer long term support to those living with the dynamics of domestic violence. Support groups, drop in services and court accompaniment are structured to promote a sense of belonging and provide affection, affirmation, and tangible aid.

About SELFIE:

Written by Christine Quintana
Directed by Jimmy Blais

A new year of high school is full of excitement and potential—but three teens didn’t expect it to bring such a dark change to their lives. After spending a summer reinventing herself in Vancouver, Emma is ready for her new life to start, while her best friend Lily is eager for them to reconnect. Lily throws a last-minute party fueled by alcohol and Instagram, which leads to a long-awaited encounter between Emma and Lily’s older brother Chris. But the next day Emma feels that something went terribly wrong.

Updated by award-winning Christine Quintana from her original critically acclaimed script to fit our current times, this smart and intense play about the complexities of relationships and community opens up a much-needed conversation about the nature of consent, from an unexpected perspective.

 

About Geordie Theatre:

Geordie Theatre provokes thought, fires up the imagination, and seeks to encourage and challenge our audience. We celebrate the art of theatre and its social and global impact by working with emerging and established artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create works that are provocative, relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages. We look to build relationships with and extend our audience through inclusive practices and by visiting far-reaching communities in Quebec and abroad. Since 1980, Geordie has been producing and presenting plays that are important to young people; stories that are uniquely related to them in a context that reflects the world around them and their personal experiences at home. They are always about fostering the voice of young people and giving them a vessel in which they are represented, listened to, and encouraged while inspiring dialogue with the adults in their lives about what they see and recognize.

About Giving Tuesday:

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday 2021 is on Nov 30.

Geordie Theatre is located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiotià:ke (known as Montréal) has existed as a meeting place of many First Nation peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki , Anishinaabeg (Algonquin), and the Huron-Wendat. We extend our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of this island’s land and waters – caring for it and calling it home. We are honoured and privileged to share stories on this land.

We wish to also acknowledge that we are grateful to those seeking sustainable solutions to our global climate crisis, so that we may continue to inspire and challenge our audiences near and far.

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