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Theatre of the Beat

Theatre of the Beat (TOTB) is a Canadian touring theatre company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of the communities in which we find ourselves. Since 2011, Theatre of the Beat has been staging change across North America (and recently The Netherlands) by creating original social justice theatre and workshops for underrepresented populations. Through an immersive cultural exchange of grassroots theatre, hospitality, and philosophy, the company empowers its audience to work towards a just future. 

UNMUTE is a forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19 and premiered in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month in November 2020. While a family’s life may seem normal from the other side of the screen, abuse is lurking behind closed doors. UNMUTE invites the audience to participate in the story, contributing their own experiences and changing the outcomes of the scenes. By using the forum theatre model, audiences will learn skills and resources for how they can make a difference.

See Program Guide for bios of performers