Thank you to everyone who attended The Ghomeshi Effect (TGE) in Ottawa. We’ve had such a wonderful response to the show that we’re now making plans to take TGE on tour to high schools, universities, theatres, and community centres across Canada. Currently we are booked to tour Ontario and Alberta from October 29 to November 16, 2018.…
Presented by the eQuality Project, The Human Rights Research and Education Centre, and The Shirley Greenberg Chair The Ghomeshi Effect is a verbatim dance-theatre performance that tackles sexual violence in Canada, particularly how it is handled in the legal system, through an edited series of documented interviews, and uses dance to inform and interrogate the…
By Natalie Hanna (Warning – this blog contains troubling themes and images related to sexual assault.) Note: the contents of this blog are not intended to be legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such in your particular situation. See the list of resources at the bottom if you feel you need advice. Jump…
Now I enjoy a Trump-ism as much as the next person, but – aside from the inclusion of clearly-labeled emergency exits – safety isn’t often what I’m seeking at a night out at the theatre.
The Ghomeshi Effect, a verbatim dance-theatre production that presents personal accounts of sexual assault survivors and the lawyers who handle their cases, opens Thursday, January 19 at The Gladstone Theatre. Throughout the show’s run, guest speakers – including Glen Canning, father of Rehtaeh Parsons – will take part in TGE Dialogues, a series of panel events about sexual assault, rape culture, PTSD, and the legal system.
Purple has shaped the way we think about the show, from the advertising, to choreography, costumes and lighting design. So, we did a little digging to understand the history and meaning of purple and were surprised to find how much of it resonated with our show.
We are less than a month away from opening night, and we almost can’t believe it! So in the spirit of giving during this holiday season we thought we would share another preview of our show.
Creator and director Jessica Ruano talks about the origin of The Ghomeshi Effect and what she learned recording and transcribing interviews with survivors and members of the legal system.
If I knew what leaving meant, I probably would have stayed. I was naive, and I’m glad. I’m glad that I left and that I’ve been forced to fight, but nobody should have to fight this hard to be believed.
Following the Ghomeshi trial many conversations opened up about why survivors of sexual violence do or do not come forward, and the conversation has continued as we discuss sexual assault and violence on university campuses. In this scene from The Ghomeshi Effect, three interviews explore the reality of coming forward with allegations of sexual violence, from the perspective of survivors and lawyers.