GZP Edmonton is a Popular Theatre.
We develop original works of creative non-fiction for the stage. We do theatre with specific communities who have not been given full access to resources in our society. We act in partnership with organizations committed to social change. We are engaged in a process of Popular Education, which has its own traditions and methods of work.
GZP has always been committed to taking theatre to people. In the last 25 years, we have performed in every province west of Atlantic Canada, in venues ranging from tiny Labour halls to outdoor stages in front of several thousand people.
Our core audience has remained Organized Labour. However, we have broadened this work by collaborating with culturally diverse communities. In Toronto, this included work like Hijos del Maiz created by Jorge Barahona from the experience of Central American refugees, and Allos written by Voltaire de Leon from the Pilipino community. Since moving to Edmonton over 10 years ago, we have continued this emphasis. We are currently supporting Pat Darbasie to develop two shows with the local Black communities: Ribbon, about Black Pioneers and West Indian Diary about Caribbean immigrants.
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- Season Starts: January
- Season Ends: January