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Unique theatre production and book launch coming to Victoria for Earth Week

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Stay tuned for this unique, multimedia collaborative project!

With the coming of spring and Earth Week, Creatively United For The Planet Society figured now would be the perfect time to premiere their special performance and book launch. 

Metamorphosis: A Healing Journey is set to take place on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, 28th with two performances at the Dave Dunnet Theatre, located in Oak Bay High School.

Directed by the new Creative Director and Owner of Lyna Raino Studios Monique Salez, the live stage performances will feature flamenco and improv dancers, two lyricists, a Namgisan medicine woman, the Victoria Philharmonic Choir under the direction of Peter Butterfield, a leading Indigenous poet and performer and much more.

All of them prepared and thrilled to share their lived healing journey that brought them to their own metamorphosis.

Both the book design/launch and performance is under the direction of photographer and producer Frances Litman with the Creatively United for the Planet non-profit society in collaboration with Climate and the Arts founder, Jonathan O’Riordan.

“For years, I voluntarily produced a zero waste Earth Week festival to bring the public together with artists and changemakers to explore positive solutions to address some of the greatest issues facing our communities,” said Frances Litman, founder of CreativelyUnited.org.

“This is a new and exciting step forward that creatively unites us in our humanity and inter-relatedness with the planet. It promises to be entertaining, engaging and moving.”

(Creatively United For The Planet Society poster)

The book will be available for purchase before and after the performance times, along with the opportunity to meet the artists and performers. 

Within the 120-page book, you’ll find featured photography, prose, poetry, artwork, quotes and a resource section. 

There are early bird tickets available for $35 until April 15th. Past this date, general admission is $40. If you wish to bring a date, there’s a special offer package that contains two tickets and one copy of the book for $120. 

To purchase tickets, you can visit CreativelyUnited.org’s website

Creatively United For The Planet Society is a nonprofit community hub that welcomes events, articles, artwork, book and film reviews and anything else happening within the community that you’d like to share!

As described, they also feature more than 275 nonprofits “with an emphasis on environmental and social accountability and offer numerous free resources.”

Earth Week Performance and Book Launch

  • Where: Oak Bay High School,  2121 Cadboro Bay Road
  • When:
    • Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m.

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