Angel’s Bone

Addressing the trafficking and exploitation of youth in local communities.

Coming
November 2022

The Angel’s Bone Project uses an award-winning contemporary opera as a creative lens and collaborative tool to generate public conversation and awareness of the issue in our communities.


The Opera

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Angel’s Bone, by Chinese-American Composer Du Yun and Canadian Librettist Royce Vavrek, will be a newly-imagined and all-Canadian production.

This new interpretation follows two youths who, seeking safety and stability, are lured into exploitative relationships by their traffickers, Mr. & Mrs. XE. While the story paints a picture of the realities of human trafficking of youth in our communities, it also depicts the resilience of survivors and the journey of reclaiming one’s power.


Lateral Leadership

Our leadership team explores a non-hierarchical structure to allow equal sharing of roles in creative process and project management and includes advisors that are working in local communities to end Human Trafficking.

leadership

Debi Wong, Naomi Woo, Alain Viau, Brenda Lochhead, Alan Corbishley, David Schotzko

advisors

Terriea Harris, Ala’a Founouni, Charlee Pry, Hayden Averill, Kim Flemming, Sandra Cunningham, Marina Bochar

co-proucers

re:Naissance Opera, Sound The Alarm: Music / Theatre, Arraymusic, Loose Tea Music Theatre, Turning Point Ensemble