For those of us in the audience this past weekend, watching The Performance & Disability Project was beautiful, fascinating and often overwhelming. On the surface, this original theatre piece was profoundly honest, well constructed and delivered with confidence. At a deeper level, those who have been around the Green Wood community for a number of years recognized that this performance was one of the most accurate depictions of why Green Wood exists.
We often say that Green Wood is involved in a long game--that obstacles built over many years won't disappear overnight--but this weekend was clearly a milestone. A group of people, drawn from a variety of life experiences, discovered common ground, mined their own stories for nuggets, created theatre, and ultimately, found their voice and used it.
Thank you to cast and crew. This project, produced by Alyssa England, at The Ontario Street Theatre, was a lesson in possibility for all of us.