Theatre Of The Beat Presents #CHURCHTOO

Theatre of the Beat presents #ChurchToo, a collective creation by seven playwrights from across North America. Directed by Matt White (Green Light Arts) with dramaturgy by Theatre of the Beat's Artistic Director Johnny Wideman, #ChurchToo explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo.

Featuring an ensemble cast of Meghan Fowler, Brendan Kinnon, Lindsey Middleton, and Robert Murphy, this collection of scenes by Alison Brookins, Jonathan Brower, Joy De Vito, Charlie Gray, Gary Kirkham, Megan Piercey Monafu, and Hillary Rexe aims to create space for conversations and truth-telling in regards to sexual abuse in Christian communities. The show runs opens Friday, November 30, and runs until Sunday, December 2 at The Assembly Theatre.

Follow an array of characters through seven vignettes, each bringing to life stories about hidden trends within our church communities. From the secret relationship of a young woman and her pastor, to discriminatory church policies, all the way to bringing forth allegations against persons in power, #ChurchToo illuminates the messy dynamics that accompany the complicated truths of power and sexual abuse. Commissioned by Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada, this provocative piece aims to engage audiences across the country in urgent conversations regarding this often-ignored issue..

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Theatre of the Beat is a Canadian touring theatre company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of the communities in which it finds itself. Since 2011, Theatre of the Beat has been staging change across North America by creating original social justice theatre and workshops for underrepresented populations. Through an immersive cultural exchange of grassroots theatre, hospitality, and philosophy, the company empowers its audience to work towards a just future.

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