Join us after the Sat. June 15th performance of The Seat Next to the King for a special panel discussing Intersectional Pride. Featuring Ruth Cameron from AACKWA (The AIDS Committee Of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area), Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser (resident artist conductor of the Symphony Nova Scotia, KW Symphony guest conductor), Teneile Warren (chef, playwright, activist) and moderated by Rohan Thomson.
Join us after the Fri. May 10th performance of Guarded Girls as we host Senator Kim Pate and people who were previously incarcerated at Kitchener’s Grand Valley Institution for Women.
The panel will discuss the way our justice system affects women and will ask how we can continue to do things better. Topics will include ideas of how to minimize the need for women to go into the corrections system in the first place; to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of current methods used in corrections; and ideas of how to maximize the positive outcomes for women after corrections to reintegrate into society, fully participate in society, and have better lives.
Senator Kim Pate
Kim Pate was appointed to the Senate of Canada on November 10, 2016. First and foremost, the mother of Michael and Madison, she is also a nationally renowned advocate who has spent the last 35 years working in and around the legal and penal systems of Canada, with and on behalf of some of the most marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized — particularly imprisoned youth, men and women.
A respected leader in her field, Senator Pate is widely credited as the driving force behind the Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston, headed by Justice Louise Arbour. She has been instrumental in building coalitions across the country with other equality-seeking women’s, anti-racism, anti-poverty and human rights groups and organizations; and, in this capacity, has worked with feminist legal scholars, lawyers, other professionals and front-line advocates and activists – from Indigenous communities to transition house and rape crisis centre workers.
See her FULL BIO HERE.
This panel is generously supported by:
This is The Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Green Light Arts and MT Space are hosting this play in Waterloo for 4 performances in March 2019. The play was created by Ahuri Theatre and co-produced with The Theatre Centre.
FUEL is a community engagement initiative started by Green Light Arts that engages audiences in meaningful conversations about the topics and themes of our theatre programming.
This FREE Panel about INTIMACY, DATING, AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH THE LENS OF DISABILITY is taking place before the Saturday, March 30th performance of This is The Point. Feel free to purchase a ticket to the performance after this free event! Please note: this panel may be recorded for future podcast.
PANEL -- Independent Facilitation: What Is It, Why Do We Need It, And How Can We Influence Government Policy Around It?
Join us for a FREE Panel on INDEPENDENT FACILITATION: What is it, Why do we need it, And how can we influence government policy around it? — Featuring: Jamie Moffat & Carmen Sutherland from Bridges to Belonging & Policy Consultant Sean Moore
DATE: Fri. March 29, 2019
TIME: 9pm-10pm (this event follows a performance of This is the Point (Ahuri Theatre/Theatre Centre)
LOCATION: Theatre of the Arts, Hagey Hall Building, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON
A black woman sits down with a white man, over warm drinks, to discuss race and whiteness…
Join us on Wed. Nov 7, 2018 for a special installment of Warm Drinks With White Men (WDWWM), a social experiment conducted by TANISHA TAITT, featuring guest ANDY MCKIM.
This FUEL event will take place at 6:30pm, prior to the regular 7:30pm performance of Will You Be My Friend, at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON. Attending this event is free for Wednesday performance ticket holders.
This event will also be turned into a Podcast to share with the general public on GLA’s website.
This event is in partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille as part of their Preamble events. What is The Preamble? As TPM explains, “This free pre-show program features Artistic Director Andy McKim in conversation with an artist from the play, or a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation.”
Show your ticket at Tequila Bookworm on the night you attend and get $6 drinks before or after the show!
A director/actor/playwright, teacher, singer-songwriter, activist and accidental essayist, Tanisha is a theatre and anti-oppression educator who has worked with companies including Obsidian, Buddies In Bad Times, The Theatre Centre, Paprika Festival, Musical Stage, NAC, Nightwood, and Soulpepper, and is a Resident Artist Educator and Drama School instructor at Young People's Theatre. She is also a Dramatic Arts mentor for the Toronto District School Board, and a faculty member of George Brown Theatre School, where she teaches 1st Year Contemporary Scene Study. Tanisha is a recipient of the Canadian Music Publishers Songwriters Award & Scholarship, has been nominated as a director for the Pauline McGibbon Award for Unique Talents, and was chosen as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Canadian Theatre Educators Conference this June. She is a two-time YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee for her commitment to artistic excellence and social justice.
Andy has been the Artistic Director of Toronto’s oldest alternative-venue theatre company, Theatre Passe Muraille, for 12 years and will be retiring from the position at the end of the 2018-19 Season. Prior to TPM, he was the Associate Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre for 20 years under Artistic Director, the late Urjo Kareda. He received the Bra d’Or Award from the Playwrights Guild of Canada in 2010 for his support of women playwrights, and in 2016 he won the Silver Ticket Award, presented at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, for his lifetime support of Canadian theatre. During his tenure with Passe Muraille the company has presented over a hundred shows and Andy has championed the indie arts voice and placed cultural diversity and accessibility at the heart of the company's programming and institutional vision. His legacy of challenging theatre form, championing collaborative practices, and nurturing indie artists and their careers has resulted in immeasurable contribution to the Canadian theatre ecology as a whole.
Green Light Arts presents a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues on February 14, 2018 at 7:00pm in honour of V-Day; a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls started by author, playwright and activist Eve Ensler.
This collaboration is initiated by Susan Cadell, friend of GLA and a Professor of Social Work at the University of Waterloo specializing in research on palliative care, grief and posttraumatic growth. The Vagina Monologues will feature the talents of Waterloo Region community leaders from various sectors including political, civic, education, technology, social services, and the arts. The evening aims to honour the incredible female-identifying leaders of this Region while raising awareness about gender-based inequality, and celebrating sexuality.
The Vagina Monologues will take place at Council Chambers, Kitchener City Hall. All proceeds benefit Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region and V-Day’s 2018 Spotlight Campaign: The Resistance. This performance is directed by Carin Lowerison, founding member and Managing Director of Green Light Arts. Tickets are $18.00. Seating is limited to 150 patrons.
The play was written by Eve Ensler in 1994 and played off-Broadway for 5 years before touring across the United States. Ensler and a group of volunteers established the V-Day movement on Valentine’s Day in 1998 marking 2018 as the 20th Anniversary of V-Day which now includes over 5,800 V-Day events annually. This event is registered as the official V-Day event for Kitchener, ON.
V-DAY IS A GLOBAL ACTIVIST MOVEMENT TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS (INCLUSIVE OF CIS, TRANS, AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING).
Featuring 23 Performers: Alex Glass, Amy Ross, Amy Smoke, Betty Ann Keller, Carolina Perreira Miranda, Cheryl Ewing, Emily Robson, Emma Dines, Fauzia Mazhar, Jackie Sharkey, Kez Vicario Robinson, Laura Mae Lindo, Lauren Weinberg, Leena Miller-Cressman, Lori Campbell, Margaret Johnston, Melissa Durell, Melissa Reid Lambert, Monica Sheridan, Sam Mercury, Samantha Estoesta Williams, Sarah Marsh, and Susan Cadell
ONLINE at www.explorewaterlooregion.com
At-the-door at Kitchener City Hall (200 King Street W) - on sale at 6:30pm on Feb 14th
Call 226-444-8011 for more information
A panel discussion on the topic of FORGIVENESS. This event is in collaboration with Conrad Grebel Peace & Conflict Studies. Expert panelists cover topics such as forgiveness, reconciliation and restorative justice.
- Chris Cowie, ED Community Justice Initiatives
- Wilma Derksen, International Speaker/Author
- Dr. Narendran Kumarakulasingam, Professor, Conrad Grebel
- Janelle Saldanha, Candidate for Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel
- Keith Regehr, Peace and Conflict Studies Instructor, Conrad Grebel
PLEASE NOTE: This event follows an 8pm performance of The Amish Project