Founded in 2011, Theatre of the Beat is a Canadian touring theatre company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of the communities in which it finds itself. Learn more about what we do by clicking the button below and scroll down to see what we have coming up this season.
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.
Grand Valley Institution Theatre Workshops
In 2016-17, Theatre of the Beat's Education and Outreach Manger, Kimberlee Walker, created a pilot theatre program inside Grand Valley Institute for Women (GVI). The program offered high-school equivalency Drama credits for participants, and a collaborative, creative space for growth.