Now is the time to book your tickets to the latest presentation by Some Assembly Theatre Company and Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (RHYTAG). The companies are co-presenting the world premiere of their new digital play, BREAKWATER, on Wednesday, June 30 at 4pm PT, Thursday, July 8 at 7pm PT, and Sunday, July 11 at 3pm PT.
BREAKWATER is a multi-media theatre production that began pre-pandemic in response to conversations with youth who spoke about their mental health struggles. When the pandemic hit, the project faced uncertainty as to whether or not it could move forward. One thing the pandemic didn’t halt, is that the COVID-19 era has caused an increase in mental health struggles among youth. With Some Assembly’s determination and the support of the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, Roundhouse Community Centre and other funders, this theatre collaboration between diverse youth and professional artists was able to pivot and move forward adapted to the times.
BREAKWATER follows six youth who face the effects of isolation and mental health struggles from a symbolic world-wide flood. Written by youth with professional playwright Valerie Methot, along with the support of industry professionals from script consultants to counsellors, BREAKWATER promotes self-care and compassion as well as strong, caring communities.
Some Assembly Theatre Company is in its 21st year of collaboratively creating and producing original plays that promote awareness, dialogue, and positive social change around issues that young people are facing. The company is the recipient of the City of Vancouver Youth Award for outstanding contribution to the youth community, and the Deryck Thomson Award for exceptional contribution to community building and well-being.
BREAKWATER is available to view online June 30 at 4:00pm, July 8 at 7:00pm & July 11 at 3:00pm.
Tickets are available by donation at someassembly.ca and reserve your spot for the virtual presentation of BREAKWATER followed by community dialogue at firstname.lastname@example.org