This Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm at Market Hall, Art For Awareness will be screening the DVD of their recent, original multimedia dance production Erasing the Stigma for local organizations. Art for Awareness (AFA) is a group of dedicated people committed to producing high-quality theatre with a social message. Erasing the Stigma addresses depression, anxiety disorders, postpartum depression, schizophrenia, addiction, eating disorders, the culture of technology/social media, suicide, the justice system, coping mechanisms, support workers, medication, and building hope through the use of real testimony via video clips, live music, original choreography and spoken word. The show seeks to normalize the struggles faced by people living with mental health issues in an educational, entertaining, and compassionate way. For more info on Art For Awareness and Erasing the Stigma DVD, email here. We covered Erasing the Stigma last year here.
With eye-opening statistics presented before you as the show begins, you immediately sit up straighter in your chair with your attention to the stage. Erasing the Stigma presented by Art for Awareness takes a real look at mental illness showcased through dance and artistry choreographed by Rachel Bemrose.
One in five Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their lives and this production brings to light the journey, struggles and survival of those that suffer with mental illness.
This week is also Mental Illness Awareness Week. Look for other events being held throughout the week for this important cause.
The show continues October 8th and 9th at 8 p.m. in the Adam Scott Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]
Art for Awareness, a local theatre group, is getting ready for their first original production to hit the stage at the Adam Scott auditorium. Erasing the Stigma, a multimedia dance performance, runs October 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th at 8 p.m., and seeks to normalize the stories of those living with mental illness. Arts for Awareness has partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association, The Schizophrenia Society of
Ontario, the LYNX Early Psychosis Intervention Program, and the Human
Services & Justice Coordinating Committee for this show. Tickets are available at Black Honey and at the door. If you saw their first show Next to Normal, you'll know how talented and passionate this group is!