Scene Change theatre projects tell stories about inspiring young people who step up to the plate and do what they can do to build a more just and compassionate world. These stories help us re-imagine what the world can look like and remind us of the great things we can do in the world.
The feature play from 2010 - 2012 was Iron Will - an original stageplay about Haiti, determination and the power of friendship that transcends borders. The premiere was at Hamilton Place in June 2010 and subsequent shows were at Mohawk College and Humanities Theatre in U. of W. in March 2011. In 2012, Iron Will was produced in partnership with SJAM Secondary School in Waterloo.
In the coming year, the Eco Theatre project is developing a play that explores environmental issues through the lens of young people trying to make change. A writing group of students and community leaders is creating the script in the spring of 2013. Open Auditions begin in fall 2013.
Scene Change Production Values
• A high bar for production quality while maintaining a down-to-earth, inclusive approach that embraces people with a wide range of backgrounds.
Translation: High quality with room for pros and amateurs.
• A process of production that is defined by a positive atmosphere, respect, encouragement and a team-oriented approach.
Translation: The quality of the experience is as important as the quality of the show.
• An inviting, refreshing and entertaining atmosphere that appeals to a broad spectrum of people.
Translation: Anyone can enjoy a Scene Change show.
• A process that helps cast and crew discover the full educational and transformational value of a great theatre experience.
Translation: We learn as much as we can.
• Respect for diverse worldviews and motivations for compassion and justice.
Translation: Everyone is welcome.