(Photo credit: Robert Barrow)
Empty is a new play by Hope McIntyre inspired and influenced by the time she spent with participants at the Winnipeg Harvest sponsored food bank at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Created through the WITH ART program that matches community groups with artists, this particular project has seen the artist immersed and in process with the community for two years. Working through interviews, surveys and anecdotes, McIntyre set out to reflect the diversity of people who utilize the food bank, and the drama of their stories.
A staged reading of the play will be presented, including professional actors as well as food bank clients, at the Growing Local conference. The play is being sponsored by Heifer Canada.
The play is being offered, free of charge, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3:15 PM in the Skyview Ballroom (8th floor) of the Marlborough Hotel. Please bring a food donation for Winnipeg Harvest.