Crossroads: Personal Stories of Canadian Immigrants
Start date: 1 April, 2017
End date: 1 October, 2017
Through 4th Line Theatre's Community Reminiscence process, collect and curate personal family stories of immigration throughout the past 150 years culminating in a variety of public presentations in various venues in Millbrook and Peterborough including social media.
Nature of the Project Reach
Community members are invited to gather their stories, and share memories and feelings the company’s artistic directors. These professional creators ground their research by connecting with community right at the outset of our play projects. Through this consideration of programming runs the central 4th Line value of presenting the struggles of our forebears, the journey of the human spirit through the specifics of history. We seek to enlighten present and future generations about who they are, where they have come from and reflect on where they may be heading. Our company has developed and refined its methods of creation over 24 years. Our partners are long standing organizations with their primary field of knowledge in current and historical immigration, and in partnership with 4th Line theatre, collectively we have the experience and knowledge to execute a program such as Crossroads.
Our project is to bring to light 150 years of our commonalities in immigrating to Canada through sharing personal stories and remembrances of family history. We hope to create a community reflection on the struggles, challenges and the new lives sought through immigration.
Our project intention is to strengthen a community culture that supports the family, history, diversity and acceptance in commemorating the immigrant experience of those who have and will contribute to our country and gave us the opportunities we all have access to today.