Stop The Violence (Denmark)/Zee Zee Theatre (Canada)
Have an eye-opening conversation with a “human book”: borrow a book, discover a life.
It’s back! A worldwide phenomenon, Human Library is a much loved event that invites people to borrow a human book. Think of it as the word made flesh: readers become listeners, engaging with real-life stories shared by fellow human beings.
The range of topics is wide, and readers of this living literature will get a taste of other lives, other perspectives and other possibilities. Calling on the courage of its human books and the curiosity of its readers, this project works to foster intimacy and the spirit of adventure. Come and check someone out!
Here are some of the titles of the human books available this year:
White Immigrant/Brown Canadian; Don’t Call Me Yellow; White Minority; Porn Actor; The Joy of Subletting; Same-Sex Marriage Warrior; Crazy Youth; My Teenage Death Wish; Invisibly Unwell; HSV + Poly; Mamma’s Boy: Adoption Dilemma; Doubly Disabled; Inventor at 9; I Abducted Her; In Polygamy’s Shadow; Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy; Surrogacy Take 4; Polyamorous at 69; First Breath After Coma; The Butterfly Boy; Rebellious Teen; Non Monogamous; The Unmuted; Drag Queen Business Tycoon; Wounded History Teacher; Sex & Disability; The Taxidermist’s Son; Coke Whore.
If there’s one immediately impactful way to bring communities together, Human Library might just be it.
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
January 21, 22, 28, 29
February 4, 5
20 minutes, no intermission
Human Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis during event hours.
STOP THE VIOLENCE Ronni Abergel, Dany Abergel, Christoffer Erichsenm, Asma Mouna ZEE ZEE THEATRE: MANAGING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Cameron Mackenzie ASSOCIATE PRODUCER & PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE Dave Deveau