In conjunction with our performances of Virginia Wolf, Geordie and DESTA offer the opportunity for 10 Black youth (aged 18 to 25) to engage in a four–part, socio-theatrical workshop that aims to use the arts as a platform to inspire social dialogue, unpack trauma, and motivate communal dialogue. The workshop explores performing art as it relates to articulated lived experiences and paths to reclaiming the power and strength that have been lost.
Guided and conceptualized by bilingual psychotherapist and theatre therapist Dr. Lisa Ndejuru, the workshop will be a safe space – through practical activities and discourse – that aims to re-kindle self-awareness and give light during these times, which weigh heavy on many in the Black community. This four-part workshop aims to take the topic of mental health out of the taboo category and centre it, in order to come together and, by doing so, create an environment that supports and encourages hope, growth and strengthened mental health.
The workshops will take place on Saturdays from April 24 to May 15.
Registrations are open until April 12.
* Applications after the deadline may be considered if there is still room! *
Participation is free.
To apply, please fill the form below.
If you have any questions, please email outreach [a:t] geordie.ca.
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.