Join Tommy In Jail!

This September, the Firehall is bringing innovative Toronto company Praxis Theatre to Vancouver with their true story about the largest mass arrest in Canadian history, You Should Have Stayed Home: A G20 Romp!

Like any good protest, this moving account of writer Tommy Taylor’s experience getting arrested at G20 depends heavily on involvement of the local community to have an impact.

We are seeking participants to help to recreate the cramped conditions in which Tommy was imprisoned in a tiny holding cage with 40 other prisoners. Each performance 20-30 people will join him briefly on stage for a 10 minute scene at the detention centre.

This is an essential and powerful portion of the play and requires the participation of concerned citizens of the Vancouver community to be fully realized. This is a volunteer opportunity but free tickets will be given out by way of thank you.

On opening night (Sep 25), we are aiming to get 40 well-known Vancouverites – artists, writers, politicians to join Tommy on stage.


Actors and non-actors welcome! If you would like to join the show, or just learn more about the opportunity, email: participate@praxistheatre.com

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“The rich people have their lobbyists and the poor people have their feet.”

– Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel of Canadian Civil Liberties Association speaking at a post-show panel at after You Should Have Stayed Home at the 2011 SummerWorks Festival.

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