National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.

Social action theatre is coming to Burns Lake

Street Spirits performances as part of National Victims of Crime Awareness Wee

Delena Wiebe, co-chair of the Burns Lake Violence Against Women In Relationships committee, hangs a poster advertising this week’s Street Spirits performances as part of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week  – April 19-25.

Street Spirits, an internationally recognized theatre company from Prince George, will lead an interactive theatre workshop and performance event here this Thursday and Friday.

The events, which feature 7 p.m. performances at Lakes District Secondary School on both days, are sponsored by the Burns Lake Violence Against Women In Relationships (VAWIR) Committee.

People who attend the Thursday and Friday shows will be treated to an unconventional entertainment experience. Street Spirits employs the techniques of “Theatre of the Oppressed”, a theatrical form developed in the 1960s by Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal as a means of promoting social and political change.

Not only is audience participation is encouraged, but local residents often determine the production’s theme and content.

For more information look for their ad on page 10 of this issue of Lakes District News.