Industry Series

An Awkward Conversation

February 2, 2019

PuSh Assembly
PHOTO: JOHN LAUENER

Industry Series events are geared to performing arts industry professionals and practitioners whether they are artists, producers or presenters; emerging, mid-career or established. Industry Series events can be accessed with a PuSh Industry Pass or Industry Pack.


An Awkward Conversation

An Awkward and Embarrassing Conversation About Difference is a performance/workshop based on the idea of radical transparency. Sarah Garton Stanley is the Associate Artistic Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre and Marcus Youssef is one of Canada’s leading contemporary playwrights. During a modular performance Marcus and Sarah employ a series of rules they have devised to encourage honest debate about incendiary subject matter. They use these to interrogate each other publicly and rigorously about their own struggles in relationship to issues of power, privilege and difference. They then offer delegates who are interested a guided series of exercises to question and experiment with these rules.

PERFORMED & FACILITATED BY: Sarah Garton Stanley and Marcus Youssef

DIRECTED BY: Chelsea Haberlin

DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED BY: Neworld Theatre

Venue

600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver

When

February 2

Part 1: 11AM–12:30PM
Part 2: 1:30–3PM

Credits

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTED BY Farnham Maltings

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