Delta Stageworks is excited to be offering a 4-week series of personal narrative writing workshops – held online – with Marilyn Norry, Vancouver actor, writer, editor, educator and creator of the marvellously successful My Mother’s Story project. Since 2004, Marilyn’s workshops have been the catalyst for women – and men – in communities around the world to connect with their mother’s life story.
Beginning in the fall of 2020, the DSTS artistic team, led by workshop facilitator Cory Haas, has been holding workshops with members of the community using digital technology. We have gathered local stories through interviews, personal experiences and the media and through the theatre-making workshops, are shaping them into a project we plan to produce in 2021.
Untold Stories: Delta BC in the 1920s (POSTPONED)
Delta Stageworks’ newest storytelling project about life in Delta in the 1920s, is on hold due to the impact of the current public health crisis. This arts-based community development project involves professional artists working together with community members and groups in a process called collective creation. We create scenes and characters based on real life events and the lived experiences of people in Delta.
With the support of Delta Archives we gather historical documents, newspapers, letters and photographs to explore stories that are often lost or marginalized in traditional histories of Delta.
For this project, Delta Stageworks has partnered with the Delta Heritage Society to provide public workshops, opportunities for youth engagement and a place for diverse community groups to network and shares stories with Delta audiences. Visit the Delta Heritage Society website: https://www.deltaheritagesociety.ca