Pelican Players Neighborhood Theatre
Organization profile published 1986
Year Published: 1986
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX3095
Abstract: Established in 1981, PELICAN PLAYERS is a multicultural neighbourhood theatre that defines culture as the ways people express their thoughts and feelings about the world. Productions are all original plays that were collectively created.
"When we tell our stories, when we hear the stories of others, we discover both what we have in common, and what makes us uniquely different. It is precisely here, in the expression of our similarities and differences that we give voice to a collective identity."
Plays to date have included Subject to Change (about racism) Every Mushroom Cloud Has a Silver Lining (about peace) and This Ain't the Statue of Liberty (challenging cynicism and feeling of powerlessness). The group is supported primarily through government job-creation, social service and multicultural program funding
In 1983, PELICAN PLAYERS published a 70-page soft-cover book of photographs by Schuster Gindin, depicting its various activities. There are also introductory essays by three members of the troupe. The book sells for $10, plus $1 postage.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1986.