April 1, 2014 – Changing the Lens at UBC
Changing the Lens at UBC presents an audience-interactive forum performance exploring issues of inclusion and social justice on campus. In the relative safety of a UBC classroom, high emotions and deep complexities are revealed. We glimpse into the lives of aboriginal and non-aboriginal students as they navigate through awkwardness and the pain of First Nations realities.
Changing the Lens is a student initiative that aims to generate critical thought and dialogue in the UBC community by exploring relevant social issues through forum theatre, an audience-interactive style of theatre. Members of the community with personal interest in a particular theme share their experiences and opinions through theatre workshops to develop a theatre piece that is then presented to the wider public. At each performance, the pieces are performed twice. The first time, the piece ends with no conclusion. The second time the piece is performed, the audience is invited to stop the action on stage and intervene to change the outcome of the situation.
The performance takes place in the Neville Scarfe building, Rm. 100. Light dinner will be provided at 6:30pm with the performance starting at 7pm. Entry is by donation (suggested: $5)