Thursday, 14 July 2016

Villa Cabrini News for the Fall!

“They are all so honest…the seniors, when they tell their story and the actors, when they perform them.”  - First impression of Red Threads playback performance by a Villa Cabrini resident  
Four years of regular performances at Villa Cabrini and going strong!  Thanks to funding from Manitoba Community Services Council, LIFT and Healthy Together  the relationship between the troupe and seniors is blooming.  The warmth of the seniors has given the troupe safe ground to explore the storytelling of playback and take risks to grow artistically.  In the fall, we are planning evening performances so the residents can invite family and friends to dinner and theatre.

The invitation to dinner and theater will also be extended to other seniors’ residences in the area.  

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Many Thanks to Manitoba Theatre for Young People!

The Red Threads of Peace troupe appreciates the generousity of Manitoba Theatre for Young People sharing their beautiful studio space with us.  The use of this space has allowed us to practice playback weekly in professional theatre studio space.  Many thanks to Neil Shah and all the MTYP staff for making us feel so welcome.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Red Threads at the Pathways to Reconciliation Conference

BRAVO says Dean Peachey….

On June 17, 2016 we did a workshop and performance at the Pathways to Reconciliation Conference at the University of Winnipeg.  This national conference followed up actions flowing from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  The aim of the gathering was to encourage steps towards achieving peaceful co-existence through restoration of  respectful relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

Dear Dana,

Please convey my heartfelt appreciation to the all the members of the Red Threads Troupe for the wonderful workshop that you conducted at the Pathways to Reconciliation conference. We need more of this type of activity when dealing with difficult and heavy conversations. I hope that the troupe members were able to also attend some of the other conference sessions on Friday.

I am pleased to know that we have such a skilled resource in the Winnipeg community—don’t be surprised if we call on you in the future.

Warm regards,
Dean Peachey
Executive Director, Global College
Coordinator, BA in Human Rights

University of Winnipeg

Dawn Lavand opening our workshop with a song

Our fearless leader, Dana Rungay, receiving a story from one of the workshop participants

Red Threads members (L to R) Brad Leitch, Loc Lu, Dawn Lavand, and Bequie Lake

Feeling grateful, inspired, and hopeful at the end of an amazing day at the Pathways to Reconciliation Conference!