Our touring Forum Theatre production for post-secondary students on consent and healthy relationships.

Teesha just started her first year and already she is swamped with schoolwork. Hitting up a party with her new friend Kim and some cute dates they met at Orientation Week seemed like the perfect de-stresser until everything changed that night… 

MIXED MESSAGES is Mixed Company Theatre’s timely Forum Theatre play for post-secondary students about the intersections between consent, power dynamics, and sexual assault.

In a FORUM THEATRE production, audience members are invited onto the stage by a trained facilitator after the performance to enact “an intervention” where they can step into a scene and replace a character to change the story for the better. Through open and supportive Forum Theatre facilitation, students will have the opportunity to share and explore strategies in a safe artistic environment. Forum Theatre is also lauded for its ability to combat the “bystander effect” by giving participants the opportunity to see the positive outcomes of their interventions played out on stage.

Mixed Messages seeks to:

  1. Initiate important discussions around issues of consent and power dynamics.
  2. Explore and develop strategies on how to create safe, inclusive spaces for everyone.
  3. Challenge perceptions about sexual consent and coercion, particularly when drugs and alcohol are involved.

Through this work, Mixed Company Theatre is committed to providing a forum for much-needed discussions around sexual consent on campuses across Ontario.

“Being a student leader in residence, I’ve seen Mixed Messages, I’ve seen this program multiple times. I still find it effective and a necessary event for first year students new to the city to participate. I find a lot of students don’t expect these realistic situations occur in residence/general life, so it’s great to open their eyes.”
—Student Leader

Book the show.

Touring: GTA & surrounding areas
When: Orientation Week 2019
Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $1,750 + HST per show OR $3,200 + HST for 2 shows in one day
Max Audience: 350-400

We have DISCOUNTS for multiple performances! Contact us at communications@mixedcompanytheatre.com to book now.

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