Wednesday, 23 December 2015

UBUNTU TOWN a Community Play is Looking for Actors, Musicians, and Volunteers

Calling all new and long-term residents who appreciate the value of living in the diverse and multicultural community of Fort McMurray. Premiering on the evening of Friday February 12th, UBUNTU TOWN will kick-off the annual Multicultural EXPO in celebration of its 10th anniversary! THE MULTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF WOOD BUFFALO is pleased to announce a new and exciting creative project: UBUNTU TOWN. With African origins, “Ubuntu” is a word with a multitude of meanings representing human-ness and humanity towards others.

UBUNTU TOWN is a community play project – a unique theatrical creation developed by the community for the community. Colin Funk, a professional theatre artist from Banff, Alberta, will guide the development process during the months of January and February, 2016.

The Multicultural Association is looking for 12-14 volunteers: actors and musicians from all age groups, gender and cultures to collaborate in developing this community play and in sharing stories as part of the final performance. No theatre or performance background necessary. Just a keen interest in the topic, a willingness to share your stories with others and a commitment to attending one play development workshop and four short rehearsals leading up to the performance.

If you are new to Fort McMurray or a long-term resident interested in sharing the stories of how your cultural background has shaped your experience living in this community, we would like to hear from you. Please contact the UBUNTU TOWN Community Play Project before January 7, 2016 at or 780-791-5186.

This special project holds the great promise of honouring and highlighting the wonderful layers of cultural diversity in our community and in showcasing Fort McMurray’s natural spirit of Ubuntu to citizens here and abroad. We hope you can join us in this unique community development project.

For more details on how to get involved with the UBUNTU TOWN Community Play Project please contact Rodas Asres before January 7th at or 780-791-5186.

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