Leading up to the residency week, our students will be involved with interviewing the community and gathering video and photo accounts of last year’s flooding in Calgary, and specifically in the community of Sunnyside. These stories will then form the basis of a performance exploration with Trickster Theatre; the culminating performance will occur on the one year anniversary of our school’s evacuation.
Rising Above: Sunnyside & the Flood of 2013
In the aftermath of the flood of 2013, the students of Sunnyside and Trickster Theatre got together ...Oct 07, 2014
Reviewing the Interviews
Now that all the interviews have taken place, Sunnyside students are hard at work, watching the inte...Jun 06, 2014
Bring in your stories, photos and videos.
The kids and adults of Sunnyside Community are looking back at the flood. They are gathering stories...May 20, 2014
Full Project Summary
The Alberta Floods of 2013 were the worst in the province’s history. More than 100 000 people were displaced by the rising waters, and many homes and communities were devastated. A total of 32 states of local emergency were declared over the course of the flood, and the total damages are estimated to have been around $1.7 Billion.
However, in the aftermath of all of this, communities in Alberta pulled together remarkably well to help one another rebuild. One family put a handmade poster on their lawn saying “we lost some stuff, but we gained a community”.
Our project with Trickster Theatre intends to focus on that idea of community and the importance of resilience and connectivity as we continue to work to rebuild what was lost.
Project OutcomeOur project is a youth-driven initiative that aims to connect the students and the community and to build connectivity following the flooding of 2013.
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How to create projects
Only a school site admin can set up new projects. Ask you teacher to get help in setting up a project page. Once set up you can write blog articles to support your project.
New Projects can be of many types: an event, a take action project, a study, or a Trickster Residency.
What is Trickster Theatre
Trickster Theatre hosts weeklong residencies in Alberta schools. We help create an original show with up to 500 actors - on any theme. We provide the lights, curtains, sounds, costumes, and more!
Fore more information, please visit the Trickster Theatre website.
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