Insight Theatre is looking for new troupe members for the current season!
Insight Theatre is a public education theatre program created by, for and about youth. Every year, a group of high school youth aged 14-19 write, direct and act in their own show about sexual and reproductive health and present it to their peers in local schools and community agencies. The trained and talented youth create their performance by following the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines for Health and Physical Education for Grades 7 to 9. Some topics that are covered in the performance are: contraception, unintended pregnancy options, sexually transmitted infections, LGBTTQ issues, healthy relationships and sexual pleasure.
The show is roughly 60 minutes long and is composed of a series of scenes that employ humour and drama to address these topics. After the show, audience members are given time to approach the performers with any questions they have about sexuality, health, anatomy, any of the topics covered. All troupe members are trained extensively in sexual health topics so they are prepared and able to offer accurate, up-to-date information about sexual health and reproduction.
Does this sound like a good fit for you? Or do you know someone aged 14-19 who would be interested in joining Insight?
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You can connect with the Insight Theatre Coordinator, Luna Allison, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to meeting you soon and welcoming you into our community!
Upcoming Insight dates:
February 14: Girls’ Action Foundation’s National Day of Action walking tour, highlighting local and national achievements in girls and women’s rights with site-specific performances by the youth of Insight Theatre. More info on times and places to come soon!
February 17: Insight Theatre performs as part of the LGBTQ+ Families Children’s Book Readings event as part of the Snowblower Festival. Sunday, February 17th from 2:30-4pm at the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalf at Laurier).