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Sister Warriors by Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

Join Affair of Honor for a FREE livestream workshop presentation of Sister Warriors by Roselyn Kelada-Sedra, followed by a Question & Answer period with the creative team.

Saturday February 6 at 7pm
Sunday February 7 at 7pm

About: Sister Warriors is an action-for-stageplay exposing bride-napping in the world today. In this quick-paced, action-packed drama, women warriors lead the exploration of sisterhood and faith and trauma that happens every day. Sister Warriors kicks off when young Rhania is bride-napped, and her half-sister rescues her. Everyone confronts who they are in crisis in a world where sex crimes are tradition, and everyone is bound by the system, even those who seem to hold power.

Witness the first workshop for this new, highly physical play, all online. You will have the first look into the fight and movement choreography design, as well as character and story development.

Daniel Levinson – Fight Master Fight Directors Canada – Mentor for Fight Instructors/Directors and Business within the arts
Nathania Bernabe – Fight and Movement Choreographer Mentor
Jackie T. Hanlin – Fight and Movement choreographer Mentor
Roselyn Kelada-Sedra – Playwright Mentor

Meryl Ochoa – Fight and Movement Mentee
Suchiththa Wickremesooriya – Fight and Movement Mentee
Kaylyn Valdez-Scott – Playwrighting Mentee

Praise for Affair of Honor:

“A cast whose movement and combat skills are right off the wow! scale. And these kids can act. The show features a dozen major fights, each sensationally choreographed.” – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun

“Vancouver-based Affair of Honor describes itself as a “fight and movement-based theatre and performance company,” and these actors have serious skills — fencing, sparring and wrestling around the stage convincingly during their numerous conflicts. As smooth as the fight choreography is, the production is equally committed to strong acting, along with a bold message about society’s expectations of women.” – Janet French, Edmonton Journal

“The combat scenes are expertly choreographed by Nathania Bernabe, who also plays Dewdrop, and Jackie T. Hanlin, who plays Sally. As actors, they both create nuanced, sympathetic characterizations, and their resources as fight directors seem limitless. One of the most arresting movement sequences is a fan dance reinvented as a display of gang aggression; it’s fantastic. The company repeatedly displays a jaw-dropping level of physical skill. ” -Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

Tickets: Registration for this event is FREE and a link to live stream will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

Donations for the development of this work can be made directly to the artists via e-transfer to affairofhonor@gmail.com.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for support of the mentorship opportunity this project provides for artists Meryl Ochoa, Suchiththa Wickremesooriya and Kaylyn Valdez-Scott.

CONTENT WARNING: This play contains depictions of violence and sexual assault. NOT appropriate for children. This content is disturbing, so please prepare yourself emotionally before proceeding. If you choose to proceed, please make sure to have someone safe to call, should you be triggered. If you need the support of a mental health professional, then call the Mental Health & Addictions Access Line 1-866-550-5205 & press 1, or call the sexual assault crisis line 905-682-4584, both available 24/7.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES BELOW 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES 

Suicide Prevention Hotlines
Canada national 833-456-4566
Distress Centre Niagara 905-688-3711
Toronto 416-408-4357
Vancouver Crisis Line – Fraser Health 1-877-820-7444
Ottawa 1866-996-0991

If you need support from a mental health professional, please find local resources below:

IN NIAGARA
24-HR Mental Health & Addictions Access Line
1-866-550-5205 & press 1

24-HR Sexual Assault Crisis line
905-682-4584

IN GREATER TORONTO AREA
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Multicultural Women Against Rape
24-HR CRISIS LINE Call 416-597-8808

Assaulted Women’s helpline
416.863.0511
TTY 416.364.8762
TOLL-FREE 1.866.863.0511

Gerstein Centre for Mental Health
24 hour Crisis Line: 416-929-5200
TTY 24 hours: 416-929-9647

Should you need ongoing help, please consider registering for Mind Beacon: https://www.mindbeacon.com/  (Please note: Mind Beacon is NOT affiliated with the playwright, producing or presenting companies.)