Program: Home is a Beautiful Word
Vital Sign: Arts & Culture
Total Grant: $16,500
Playwright and journalist Joel Bernbaum will create a piece of verbatim theatre on the issue of homelessness in Victoria. Verbatim theatre refers to the process of constructing a play using dialogue drawn from interviews conducted with members of a community. This new work, titled "Home is a Beautiful Word", has been in development for the past two years. It will be produced for a two-week run on the Belfry Mainstage from January 7 to 19, 2014. This unique production will include voices not usually heard – in the theatre, or elsewhere – and will bring many sides of the homelessness discussion to the stage.