Sheatre, under the direction of Joan Chandler, has produced and co-facilitated over 75 community based plays and interactive theatre forum presentations to over 63,500 people in Canada, the US and England. Sheatre has produced a road range of work including one video documentary, an audiotape of original music, mounted the cutting-edge Womenfolk Festival (1996), and innovative alternative youth theatre programs, conducted numerous workshops in schools and for community organizations, and has provided consulting services for festivals and theatre companies.
Sheatre received The Ontario Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction (2008), and recognition for Excellence in Education from the Bluewater District School Board (2009). Sheatre was a core partner in the designation of Owen Sound as a Cultural Capitals of Canada (2004-05). We have been presented at Group of 7 Roadshow (2005), Telling Our Stories: Community Arts Ontario conference (2005), Tom Thomson Days Festival (2002-2005), The Time of Our Lives International Festival of Reminiscence Theatre (2000, London UK), The Trillium Foundation’s Caring Communities Conference (1998), the Ripple Effect International Festival (1997), Three Fires Sacred Assembly (1997), The Michigan Women’s Music Festival (1994) and Bread & Butter International Popular
Theatre Festival (1989). Our video, “Shelter Me: The Power of Popular Theatre”, was programmed in the 20th anniversary International Conference of Theatre of the Oppressed in Paris, France (1991). Joan Chandler and Sheatre are featured in the book:
Playing Boal: Theatre and Therapy (New York: Routledge, 1994).
Sheatre Educational Alternative Theatre (Huron)
R.R. #1 Kemble, Ontario, N0H 1S0.
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