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BERMUDA: Treasure Tannock’s therapeutic theatre play performed in NYC

Poster for the play. Credits: Jennifer Richards.

"Bermudian drama therapist Treasure Tannock has explored “race, capitalism and oppression” in her play, The Doll Depot, which performed at the Black Box Theatre in Manhattan, New York, last week.

Ms Tannock’s submitted her play while interning at the Collideoscope Repertory Theatre Company [CRTC] – a drama therapy programme at NYU Steinhardt – which creates a space of belonging for students and artists who identify as Black, indigenous, or people of colour.

A drama therapy graduate from NYU, Ms Tannock said the story follows a series of multicultural and magical dolls as they look to overcome the oppressive narratives placed upon them by a toy factory.

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“The play workshopped for six nights last week, so we will receive the feedback from drama therapists, mental health professionals, the cast themselves, and hopefully re-release it in the autumn,” Ms Tannock told Bernews."

“Hopefully, we will submit it to the Obie Awards [which recognise achievements in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theatre] and see if we can qualify for some funding and continue to offer this opportunity to our cast.”

"Ms Tannock said the cast spent six months of group therapy working on her material with Adam Stevens, the artistic director, before the first rendition last week."

To learn more, read the full article by Stephen Wright in the Bernews.


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