A live docu-theatre series
THEATRE | The Assembly: Episode 1 | Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, Streetcar Crowsnest
At a time when political discourse has largely been reduced to Twitter trolling, Montreal’s Porte Parole is crafting a more productive dialogue. The acclaimed documentary-theatre company creates plays based on social issues in Canada. Over the past year, they brought together people with opposing ideological views and asked them to hash it out on topics like immigration and free speech during a recorded session. These discussions inspired the script for a new onstage series, where actors take on the roles of the real-life participants for a discussion aimed at building bridges instead of walls.