Eavesdrop Café; Look W.H.O.S. Talking…
Produced by William Head on Stage and Full Spectrum Arts Society
Directed by Kate Rubin
It’s October in Metchosin. With that comes the smell of wet leaves and wood smoke, shorter days, a chill warded off by a sweater and THEATRE BEHIND BARS! That’s right, William Head on Stage is back! After a long pandemic hiatus, live audiences are once again invited to come watch our fall production.
This year we are excited to present: Eavesdrop Café; Look W.H.O.S. Talking…
Come in for a coffee and listen to some of the stories playing out inside this special café that draws all kinds. William Head on Stage is Canada’s only theatre company run by incarcerated artists, with has a rich history of 42 years of producing live, public performances within the confines of William Head Institution.
During the pandemic, we didn't let the restrictions dampen our creativity. Partnering with our Co-Producers SNAFU (www.snafudance.com) we ventured into podcasting with Dark Traveler (2020), embarked on art and writing prompts with a project called The Great Creative Exchange, and even created short film compilations like Common Threads in 2021 and Beneath The Mask in 2022. Additionally, WHoS celebrated its 40th anniversary with The Prison Theatre Time Machine which was brought to a wider audience in downtown Victoria.
Now, in 2023, we have returned with a live performance, Eavesdrop Café; Look W.H.O.S Talking… an original show, collaboratively created and written by incarcerated artists at William Head, outside artists, and directed by Kate Rubin. It's impressive to see how this unique theatre company has persevered and continued to thrive, showcasing the talent and creativity of the artists involved. It's a testament to the power of the arts in restorative justice and personal growth.
As with all WHoS LIVE productions there will be the opportunity for the audience to engage with cast and crew in our acclaimed Q & A "Talk Back" Session, immediately following the conclusion of the performance.
LIVE PERFORMANCE DATES 2023
October 13, 14, 20, 21*, 27, 28*, Nov. 3 and 4
Gates Open at 6:15 pm, Gates Close at 7:15 pm, Show starts at 7:30 pm.
*October 21 and 28 also have Matinee performances:
For Matinees, Gates Open at 11:45 am, Gates Close at 12:45 pm, Show starts at 1:00 pm.
No Late Entry permitted. NO PRINTED TICKET, NO ENTRY.
W.H.o.S. is located inside a Federal Institution.
Must be 19 years or older to enter.
You may be electronically scanned and searched by a dog. Personal belongings (purses, cell phones, smart watches, wallets, money, cameras) are forbidden and must be left in your car. Free lockers are available.
NO SMOKING MATERIALS ARE PERMITTED.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED.
You must have a PRINTED TICKET for entry.