ILLICIT: A Shadow Story

Date posted: July 5, 2018

Wednesday, July 11 at 7 pm
Belfry Studio Theatre
1291 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria

Victoria Performance & Dialogue on the Opioid Overdose Crisis

A collective of frontline responders to the opioid crisis from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will share their community play, ILLICIT, at the historic Belfry Theatre’s Studio Theatre on the evening of July 11, 2018. The play, which features stories and shadow theatre sourced from the actors’ lived experience, will be followed by a dialogue on themes raised by the performance.

The play features a soundscape designed by Juno-award winning composer Devon Martin, and was directed and dramaturged by film and theatre artist Renae Morriseau.

Tickets: $15 in advance at 250-385-6815 or here

Or pay-what-you-can at the door – no one turned away for lack of funds


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From the creators of the play:

“We believe that the arts can play a significant role in harm reduction because they have the ability to reveal a shared humanity. Our hope is to, with imagination and honesty, fight the stigma that still surrounds people who use illicit drugs and alcohol – stigma that impedes our ability as a society to effectively respond to and prevent tragedies like the overdose crisis.

We gratefully acknowledge that we live, work, and create on the unceded traditional homelands of the swxwú7mesh (Squamish), selílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xmkym (Musqueam) Nations. It is our honour to share this performance on the unceded traditional homelands of the Lekwungen peoples.”