Theatre from the Jungle

  • Dates:April 12, 2018 - June 9, 2018 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • City:Brandon
  • Times:Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Address: 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue Brandon, MB
  • Phone: (204) 727-1036
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  • Region: Western

Theatre from the Jungle is a collaborative experiment in theatre and installation that emerges from the unique landscape of immigration and labour in Brandon, Manitoba. The artists will be spending two months working primarily with recent immigrants living in Brandon to workshop performances built from lived experiences and literary sources. The project begins with selected passages from Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle—a story which documents the struggles of immigrant labour in the Chicago meat packing industry at the turn of the century. Participants will rehearse a script that weaves together the events depicted in the novel and the present-day situation in Brandon. The workshops will be filmed and presented in a multi-channel video installation that gives an intimate yet theatrical representation of a dynamic that has a profound impact on the fabric of the community.

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Sponsored by UFCW Local 832

Opening Reception, Thursday April 12, 7:30PM

Theatre from the Jungle
  • (204) 727-1036
  • 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue
  • Brandon, MB