Stories We Don’t Tell Explores Gender-Based Oppression

My preview of Stories We Don’t Tell on Sound + Noise

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Stories We Don’t Tell: Personal Experiences of Gender Based Oppression
Friday, February 1, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Education Centre North, 4-104
Free, space is on a first-come, first-serve basis

Theatre is at its best when it takes an emotional exploration of another’s experience. That’s just what Stories We Don’t Tell: Personal Experiences of Gender Based Oppression will do as one part of the University of Alberta’s International Week finale. Directed by Brooke Leifso, Stories We Don’t Tell explores the issue of gender violence, as told in a series of monologues by those who have lived through oppression.

Director Brooke Leifso says, “We all live with a residual narrative of thoughts and experiences of violence towards our bodies, towards our gender – from the minuscule events that make up our everyday reality to the seismic ones that shift our world, leaving nothing the same.”

Dales Laing, who will be performing a monologue in

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