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Books

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The Alchemy of Astonishment: Engaging the Power of Theatre (University of Victoria, 2016)

 

From the Heart: How 100 Canadians Created an Unconventional Theatre Performance about Reconciliation (VIDEA, 2015)

 

Laughing Allowed! — A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

[co-author] (Building Resilient Neighbourhoods, 2016)

Strategies for Playbuilding: Helping Groups Translate Issues into Theatre (Heinemann, 2001)

 

Web of Performance: An Ensemble Workbook

[co-editor/co-author] (University of Victoria, 2018)

I've also worked on projects as a rapporteur and written two full reports, both of which are available online: With Respect to Change, and Report on the Downtown Eastside Arts4All Institute.

The word rapporteur comes from Old French. It means, “to bring back.” When people come together to share what they know and hear ideas from others, it’s the responsibility of a rapporteur to be witness to the events and then tell the story of what happened both for those who were there and for those who were not. A rapporteur listens, watches, and asks questions. What are the common concerns and aspirations here? What are some of the compelling details that might help to express what has meaning for the people who are here? What are the hard questions these people are asking, and what significant insights emerge from the time they spend together?

To read my self-published online open source book

A Touch of The Cancer: Unexpected Gifts from an Unplanned Journey,

please visit www.touchofthecancer.com