Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 9:30
or Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 2 pm .
to hear how Will Weigler created “From the Heart: A Creative Journey of Reconciliation” as an experiential event
(and to see a glimpse of the labyrinth/drama experience).
Drawing on examples from the award-winning theatre production, From the Heart: enter into the journey of reconciliation, director Will Weigler will show how different “settler” Canadians in Victoria created their own performance pieces to meet the question: what does decolonization mean to me in my own heart, head and spirit? His groundbreaking “how-to” manual on helping groups translate issues into theatre received the Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Trained at the National Theatre Institute (US) as well as with teachers from Dell ‘Arte International; Norway’s Odin Teatret; and NYU’s Circus Training Program, Will has a PhD in Applied Theatre from University of Victoria. In 2013, he produced and directed From the Heart: Enter into the journey of reconciliation, in which an ensemble of non-Indigenous Canadians tells the transformative stories that had deepened their understanding about the lived experience of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It won Best New Play at the Victoria BC Critic’s Choice Spotlight Awards.