Mixed Company Theatre has been creating community plays and leading community workshops in Ontario for more than 15 years.
Our facilitators and actors enter a community on request and create a theatre piece that addresses an issue or topic that the community has deemed important. The community is fully involved in the process from beginning to end, often assisting with or acting in the final production. Community theatre created in this context brings a community together, allowing people from all walks of life to discuss solutions to an issue that directly affects their lives.
MCT approaches every assignment by first understanding your goals, needs and desired outcomes. This helps us create a strategy, with your input, a process to improve organizational effectiveness and quality of work life.
Among the challenging issues we have helped clients address:
- Mental Health
- Civic Engagement
- Harassment and Manipulation
- Tenant/Landlord Relations
- Gang Violence
- Substance Abuse
Case in point
Leaders of one Ontario community contacted Mixed Company Theatre to help them approach an impending change positively, with input from all community members.
Learn from the mistakes of a past amalgamation of townships in preparing for a similar amalgamation on an even larger scale.
Mixed Company Theatre led workshops with members of the community in senior citizen homes, youth centres and community centres throughout the township. Rex Deverell, the playwright, created a script entitled “Swimming for Shore.” The first draft of the script was shared with the community, revised according to residents’ wishes, and cast with 70 community members. Swimming for Shore enjoyed a sold-out, two-week run at the local town hall and helped to create a unified, positive approach to the community’s upcoming change.
To discuss a made-to-order workshop or play for your community, please call our office at 416-515-8080 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fall MCT is launching a new workshop series which will tour to schools, vocational centres and youth shelters. Through a blend of theatrical exercises and hands on learning, these unique workshops will help youth acquire the necessary pre-employment skills to enter into the job market. More info…