Opportunity for DramaWay Participants

by dramawayadmin

Our Facilitator Brooke Banning has informed us of a great opportunity.
There is this wonderful new series at a venue downtown called Theatre Passe Muraille.
It’s called Relaxed Performances – and it’s a special initiative geared towards making theatre more accessible to individuals with special needs. This Saturday at 2pm the theatre is having their first “Relaxed Performance” of their production Elle and she has some free tickets to give to individuals and their families/ caregivers – I would love it if you could make it! I’ve included more information below. Please e-mail her  at brooke.kashi@gmail.com to let me know if you would like to attend and how many tickets you will need! If you prefer to call contact us at our DramaWay office 416-614-1078 if that’s easier feel free!


Adapted by Severn Thompson
Directed by Christine Brubaker
Starring Severn Thompson & Jonathan Fisher
This is an adaptation of a Governor General award-winning novel by Douglas Glover. Based on a true story from the life of Marguerite de Roberval, Elle chronicles the ordeals and adventures of a young French woman marooned on the desolate Isle of Demons in 1542 at the time of France’s ill-fated third attempt to colonize Canada.
The Sieur de Roberval abandons his unruly young niece, her lover, and her nurse on the Isle of Demons. and with a world of self-preserving belligerence, the voluble heroine of Elle does more than survive. Elle brilliantly reinvents the beginnings of this country’s history: what Canada meant to the early European adventurers, what these Europeans meant to Canada’s original inhabitants. While Marguerite de Robervals experience of Canada in 1592 is not as well known as Jacques Cartiers, her open-minded engagement with that environment and its people was ahead of its time, and is certainly more relevant and inspiring for us today than Cartiers attempt to colonize and conquer.
About “Relaxed Performances”
Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including those with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorder, or a learning disability. On the Theatre Passe Muraille website, they will provide a “Visual Story” about attending the theatre – a detailed step-by-step guide to TPM’s theatre experience and location, that describes in words and photos what to expect when coming to Theatre Passe Muraille