In partnership with Dalhousie University's Associate Professor of Nursing, Brenda Sabo
, and 18 other researchers including faculty from The Fountain School for Performing Arts, we are creating a new work based on first-hand dialogues with cancer patients, and their families, about their experience with palliative and end-of-life care.
This project is being created to demystify palliative care in an effort to raise awareness about the necessity and value of end-of-life care for individuals with advance stages of terminal cancer, and how we begin to change social stigmas and stereotypes surrounding death and dying.
This is a two-year project funded in full by The Canadian Cancer Society using a new approach to education through arts-based knowledge to action translation tools. Artists partnering with scientists and medical practitioners to create new methods of communication and dissemination of information.
STAGES FESTIVAL MAY 15 - 18th
A one-week development workshop for The PEACE Project will be presented by Eastern Front Theatre's Stages Festival. This is an open rehearsal process, where the general public is invited to sit in on the process of development.
Location: Dalhousie Arts Centre, Studio 2
Workshop presentation MAY 18th @ 8PM with discussion forum following lead by Dr. Brenda Sabo and Alexis Milligan
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES JUNE 22-24
Full production is open to the public, with discussion forum following with Dr. Brenda Sabo and Alexis Milligan
Location: Dalhousie Arts Centre, Studio 1
WORLD CAFÉ HALIFAX JUNE 25th
The première presentation of the PEACE Project will be held on June 25th at the Halifax Central Library, in the Paul O'Reagan Hall @ 2PM
WORLD CAFÉ TORONTO AUGUST 2nd
Performance and discussion forum will be held at York University @ 2PM
CAST: Michelle Raine, Stepheny Hunter, Samantha Thompson, Zac C. Comeau
SET & LIGHTING DESIGNER: Steve Lucas
DIRECTOR: Alexis Milligan