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.
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.
By: Leah Archambault (Occasional Punk Singer and Dancer #3 from the right) On Friday November 4th, I had the opportunity to perform excerpts of The Ghomeshi Effect at Canterbury High School. This performance is part of a larger conversation our director Jessica Ruano has started with Ottawa-area high school students about consent, sexual assault and…
by Angela Psimenatos It takes courage for people to share experiences of sexual violence. I say “people” because it is not only women who are assaulted: men, children, people of colour, LGBTQ and people with disabilities experience sexual violence, too. Courage is the strength of those who share their trauma and it is the strength…
Between finalizing the script, starting up regular rehearsals, taking the conversation about sexual assault into local Ottawa high schools, and starting our fundraising campaign, it’s been a busy couple of weeks here at The Ghomeshi Effect! Click here to read our second newsletter.