This program was created to support emerging artists developing theatrical productions that align with its mandate—to create art for social change. Project Boomerang is the first collective MCT has supported in creating their workshop production Unemployment Unanimous.
“Theatre that’s successfully interactive and relatable isn’t the easiest feat to perform, but Project Boomerang, Mixed Company Theatre’s emerging artists collective, does a solid job of building an experience that’s thoughtful, immersive and truly entertaining.”
– Lauren Stein, Mooney on Theatre
Unemployment Unanimous is a response to the overwhelming media attention on Millennials. Project Boomerang’s nine emerging artists have come from diverse artistic backgrounds to form a collective and create a fresh perspective on the issues surrounding Millennials. Project Boomerang goes beyond the media hype to ask the tough questions around expectation, entitlement and adaptability. “What exactly is the problem? Are we to blame for our lack of employment prospects? Can the problem be fixed or is it time to learn to adapt?”
Follow the 12- step program with Project Boomerang in an inter-active performance workshop that uses multimedia, sound, found text, and movement to investigate these realities. Join the group as we seek to find a solution to post-graduation job opportunities, staggering student debt, and the high cost of living in comparison with previous generations.
April 25th and 26th, 2014
@ Mixed Company Theatre
157 Carlton Street, Toronto ON, M5A 2K3
$10.00: artists, students, seniors, unemployed
$15.00: gainfully employed
Created and performed by Kristin Bartlett, Emma Bulpin, Nicole De Angelis, Jenna Harris, Emma Letki, Erin McCluskey, Michael Reinhart, Aidan Sheppard and Meara Tubman-Broeren.
Indiegogo campaign: www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-boomerang