Saturday, 19 November 2016

“Embracing Neighbours” at Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network

The Red Threads of Peace Playback troupe were warmly welcomed at Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network to offer a one-hour workshop followed by a performance for students and staff on November 4, 2016.  As facilitators and performers, we were reminded that actions are worth a thousand words…especially when learning a language of your new country.  We are grateful that Playback Theatre can be a universal language when we speak to the heart.

I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the group for the pleasant afternoon on Friday.  I could see from the joy on the faces of my dear students, that these exercises touched them and were meaningful.  As a teacher, I thank you for the chance to see my students relaxing and releasing some of their stories.  I often hold on to their stories as well, and I can't explain how healthy it is to stop and let a big breath out once in awhile!  
- Jen Lopez, Teacher, Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network

Sunday, 6 November 2016

CCEDNET Gathering

On Friday, October 21st, Red Threads members did a workshop at the CCEDNET Gathering, a full day of learning for the community development and community economic development communities in Winnipeg.  We were blessed to have enthusiastic participants with a wide range of experience and interests, and demonstrated some of the simple ways that playback can be used to engage diverse groups and build empathy.   Thanks for having us!

Training with Sheila Donio in Winnipeg, February 2017

With gratitude for the generosity of
Montreal International Conference Program Committee 
and the Winnipeg Foundation….

Red Threads of Peace Playback
is super excited to offer Playback Theatre training with international trainer

Sheila Donio

Sheila is a theater actor and director with over 20 years extensive international Playback experience.  From Sao Paulo, Brazil Sheila has performed with Brazilian and U.S. Playback Theatre companies. A warm and engaging facilitator, Sheila now visits many countries facilitating workshops and performing with Playback Theatre companies.  Having Sheila with us in Canada is an opportunity not to be missed.GOING TO THE NEXT LEVEL  will be a skill building workshop for beginning to advanced Playback actors/musicians/conductors and other theatre artists with an interest in social justice and community building.  Deepening performance of Playback forms, finding and embodying the story, and refining artistic skills will be the focus of the workshop.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday February 18 - 20, 2017    9:30 am to 5 pm

Gas Station Arts Centre        445 River Ave.      Winnipeg, Manitoba

REGISTRATION Payable by December 15, 2016
$300.00  Payable to the Gas Station Arts Centre     Bursaries available
Register with Nick Kowalchuk  Ph: 204 284 9477