Director: Matt White
Dramaturg: Johnny Wideman
Stage Manager: Chad Dembski
Playwrights: Alison Brookins,
Jonathan Brower, Joy De Vito
Carolyn (Charlie) Gray, Gary Kirkham,
Megan Piercey Monafu, Hillary Rexe
Artfully depicted through a variety of scenes and relationships, #ChurchToo explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo. Follow an array of characters through seven vignettes, each bringing to life stories about hidden trends within our church communities. From the secret relationship of a young woman and her pastor, to discriminatory church policies, all the way to bringing forth allegations against persons in power, #ChurchToo illuminates the messy dynamics that accompany the complicated truths of power and sexual abuse.
Content Advisory: #ChurchToo deals with sexual misconduct, abuse, and assault. Not recommended for audiences under the age of 14.
This play was commissioned by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, and is sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee Canada, with support from Mersyergy Charitable Foundation and the Jim & Lorna Blair Foundation.
Click here to learn more about the show and email laura [at] theatreofthebeat.ca to inquire about booking.
June 27-30 - Elspeet, Netherlands // 2nd Annual Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival
Saturday, October 26th - Ottawa, Canada // Ottawa Mennonite Church