Some Assembly Theatre Company and Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (“RHYTAG”) present the world premiere of their new digital play, BREAKWATER. This is a multi-media theatre production that began pre-pandemic in response to conversations with youth who spoke about their mental health struggles.
Some Assembly Theatre Company Presents Breakwater
When the pandemic hit, the project faced uncertainty as to whether or not it could move forward. One area of certainty remained – this pandemic is causing an increase in mental health struggles among youth. With Some Assembly’s determination and the support of the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, Roundhouse Community Centre and other funders, this important theatre collaboration between diverse youth and professional artists was able to pivot and move forward.
BREAKWATER follows six youth who face the effects of isolation and mental health struggles from a symbolic world-wide flood. Written by youth with professional playwright Valerie Methot, along with the support of industry professionals from script consultants to counsellors, BREAKWATER promotes self-care and compassion as well as strong, caring communities.
- When: June 30 at 4:00pm, July 8 at 7:00pm, July 11, 2021 at 3:00pm
- Tickets: Book online by making a donation here
- Some Assemble Theatre Company collaborates with youth to create original plays that build awareness, educate, promote wellness and encourage dialogue. They also provide mentorship programs and workshops for diverse populations of youth on topics related to performing arts, mental health and addiction issues.
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