Peace Church is proud to be a sponsor to help bring Unmute: The Impact of a Pandemic on Gender-Based Violence to communities here in British Columbia (along with Cedar Park Church, Wilma's Transition Society, Sardis DoorWay, Sardis Community Church, MCC BC End Abuse, & Women in Need of Gaining Strength).
What is Unmute and Theatre of the Beat?
Theatre of the Beat is a Canadian touring theatre company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of communities across Canada.
Unmute is a Zoom forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19. It premiered on November 2020, domestic violence awareness month.
When is it?
Theatre of the Beat is running two shows on Sunday, March 28, for communities in British Columbia - the first at 2:00pm PST; the second at 7:00pm PST.
Where is it?
The show will be completely digital and is specifically designed for this format.
Gender-based violence and domestic abuse has increased in frequency and severity in light of lockdown and quarrantine measures put in place since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Theatre of the Beat's use of forum theatre helps audiences engage and learn skills and resources in this area to make a difference. Peace Church believes in the power of art, the importance of combatting gender-based violence and domestic abuse, and equipping our congregation to make a difference.
To register, please contact one of the pastors at Peace Church for a Zoom registration link.
For more information about Theatre of the Beat or Unmute, please click here or check out this video:
Content Advisory:Unmute deals with abuse, and assault. Not recommended for audiences under the age of 13.