Thompson Rivers University

Using Live Theatre To Understand Homelessness

  Posted on: June 30, 2014

Using Live Theatre To Understand Homelessness

Left to right: Ginny Ratsoy (wearing green) Dawn Farough and Robin Nichol make up part of the research team behind No Straight Lines, a community-based collective creation theatre project.

To truly understand the route into homelessness and the shape it takes, one must ask those who are in the midst of it — and listen as they tell their stories.

No Straight Lines provides an avenue to do just that.

A unique collaboration between the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way, Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) and TRU researchers, No Straight Lines has grown to include more than 12 community agencies and organizations working with people at risk of homelessness.

This collaboration formed the basis for the community-based collective creation theatre project, developed and performed by homeless and at-risk individuals.

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Live Performances

Aug. 13—7:30pm
Aug. 14—7:30pm
Aug. 15—7:30
Aug. 16—2pm and 7:30pm
All performances at the Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

T: 250-374-5483