A live docu-the­atre se­ries

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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.

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