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While a family’s life may seem normal from the other side of the screen, abuse is lurking behind closed doors. Listeners will learn skills and resources for how they can better identify intimate partner violence and make a difference.

UNMUTE Theatre of the Beat

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

While a family’s life may seem normal from the other side of the screen, abuse is lurking behind closed doors. Listeners will learn skills and resources for how they can better identify intimate partner violence and make a difference.

    6. Crisis and a Crisis Call

    6. Crisis and a Crisis Call

    Episode 6.
    This episode of UNMUTE looks at the sixth and final scene of the audio drama. Alcohol, suspicion, tension, and a fistfight, is there a way our characters could have prevented this?
    For one last episode, listen in as social worker, applied theatre creator and host of the show, Kimberlee Walker discusses options our characters could have taken before they reached this point, such as reaching out to Women's Crisis Service of Waterloo Region. Staff members Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne, along with our actors, showcase what a call to their crisis line looks like and what options are available for both victims and bystanders experiencing abuse.
    Creative Team
    Director: Erin Brandenburg
    Playwrights: Cedric Martin, Lindsey Middleton and Kimberlee Walker
    Dramaturge: Sukhpreet Sangha
    Production Manager: Cedric Martin
    Podcast Audio Editor: Michal Heuston
    Host: Kimberlee Walker
    Podcast Experts: Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne
    Actors: Erin Brandenburg, Frances Loiselle, and Lindsey Middleton
    Poster designer: Ali Carroll
    www.theatreofthebeat.ca
    @theatreofthebeat
    Thank you for listening to the UNMUTE podcast. If you are looking for further resources to help those experiencing intimate partner violence please find a PDF of resources on our website.


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unmute/donations

    • 30 min
    5. I Think He is Abusing Her

    5. I Think He is Abusing Her

    Episode 5
    This episode of UNMUTE looks at scene five of the audio drama. What happens when you suspect intimate partner violence is happening between your friends? Who do you turn to for support? How can you navigate the situation?
    Listen in as social worker, applied theatre creator and host of the show, Kimberlee Walker dissects this scene with Women's Crisis Service of Waterloo Region staff members Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne and sets up different scenarios for our actors to role-play and attempt to find a better outcome for this situation.
    Creative Team
    Director: Erin Brandenburg
    Playwrights: Cedric Martin, Lindsey Middleton and Kimberlee Walker
    Dramaturge: Sukhpreet Sangha
    Production Manager: Cedric Martin
    Podcast Audio Editor: Michal Heuston
    Host: Kimberlee Walker
    Podcast Experts: Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne
    Actors: Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, Calvin Petersen and Yusuf Zine.
    Poster designer: Ali Carroll
    www.theatreofthebeat.ca
    @theatreofthebeat


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unmute/donations

    • 23 min
    4. The Disclosure of Abuse

    4. The Disclosure of Abuse

    Episode 4.
    This episode of UNMUTE looks at scene four of the audio drama. Hailey tells Addi about the violence going on at home and Addi promises not to tell anyone. Fraught with anxiety, Addi tells her father, Jay who is quick to dismiss this allegation, creating a rift between him and his daughter.
    What would have happened if Addi hadn't promised to keep the violence a secret and encouraged Hailey to talk to an adult? What would have happened if Jay believed Addi right away and reached out to a support line for the next steps? Find out in this episode as social worker, applied theatre creator and host of the show, Kimberlee Walker, discusses alternatives our characters could have taken with Women's Crisis Service of Waterloo Region staff members Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne.
    Creative Team
    Director: Erin Brandenburg
    Playwrights: Cedric Martin, Lindsey Middleton and Kimberlee Walker
    Dramaturge: Sukhpreet Sangha
    Production Manager: Cedric Martin
    Podcast Audio Editor: Michal Heuston
    Host: Kimberlee Walker
    Podcast Experts: Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne
    Actors: Frances Loiselle, Lindsey Middleton and Calvin Petersen.
    Poster designer: Ali Carroll
    www.theatreofthebeat.ca
    @theatreofthebeat


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unmute/donations

    • 17 min
    3. The Cycle of Violence

    3. The Cycle of Violence

    Episode 3.
    This episode of UNMUTE looks at scenes two and three from the audio drama. What does the cycle of violence look like? What are employers' responsibilities to those experiencing violence at home? Tune in and find out ways our characters, as well as listeners like you, can better comprehend and provide resources for those experiencing violence at home.
    Join social worker, applied theatre creator and host of the show, Kimberlee Walker, as she breaks downs the intricacies of people experiencing intimate partner violence with Women's Crisis Service of Waterloo Region staff members Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne.
    Director: Erin Brandenburg
    Playwrights: Cedric Martin, Lindsey Middleton and Kimberlee Walker
    Dramaturge: Sukhpreet Sangha
    Production Manager: Cedric Martin
    Podcast Audio Editor: Michal Heuston
    Host: Kimberlee Walker
    Podcast Experts: Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne
    Actors: Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, Frances Loiselle, and Yusuf Zine
    Poster designer: Ali Carroll
    www.theatreofthebeat.ca
    @theatreofthebeat


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unmute/donations

    • 12 min
    2. Phone a Friend

    2. Phone a Friend

    Episode 2.
    This episode of UNMUTE dives deeper into the first scene of the audio drama and identifies moments where our bystander character, Barb, could have acted differently to create a better opportunity for Dawn to talk through her difficult situation at home.
    Join social worker, applied theatre creator and host of the show, Kimberlee Walker, as she discusses the first scene of the UNMUTE story with Women's Crisis Service of Waterloo Region staff members Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne.
    Director: Erin Brandenburg
    Playwrights: Cedric Martin, Lindsey Middleton and Kimberlee Walker
    Dramaturge: Sukhpreet Sangha
    Production Manager: Cedric Martin
    Podcast Audio Editor: Michal Heuston
    Host: Kimberlee Walker
    Podcast Experts: Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne
    Actors: Frances Loiselle and Lindsey Middleton
    Poster designer: Ali Carroll
    www.theatreofthebeat.ca
    @theatreofthebeat


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unmute/donations

    • 16 min
    1. UNMUTE

    1. UNMUTE

    Episode 1.
    While a family’s life may seem normal from the outside, abuse is lurking behind closed doors.
    UNMUTE premiered in recognition of domestic violence awareness month in November 2020 as a forum theatre piece that addressed the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19.
    The piece has since been developed into this podcast for listeners to better identify and learn strategies for helping friends and family members experiencing intimate partner violence.
    Join social worker, applied theatre creator and host of the show, Kimberlee Walker, as she discusses the UNMUTE story with Women's Crisis Service of Waterloo Region staff members Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne throughout episodes 2-6. They dive into the story and look for the missed opportunities and moments where our characters could have intervened.
    Creative Team
    Director: Erin Brandenburg
    Playwrights: Cedric Martin, Lindsey Middleton and Kimberlee Walker
    Dramaturge: Sukhpreet Sangha
    Production Manager: Cedric Martin
    Podcast Audio Editor: Michal Heuston
    Host: Kimberlee Walker
    Podcast Experts: Trish Sabourin and Jenna Mayne
    Actors: Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, Frances Loiselle, Lindsey Middleton, Calvin Petersen, and Yusuf Zine
    Poster designer: Ali Carroll
    www.theatreofthebeat.ca
    @theatreofthebeat


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unmute/donations

    • 36 min

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