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Scènes et Pages: Bang Bang

18/10/2019

Scène et Pages est un partenariat entre la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO) et la Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). Pour en savoir plus, consultez la page Scènes et Pages; vous y trouverez un lien vers notre liste de titres à découvrir pour chaque pièce de la saison 2019-2020. Ces ouvrages sont choisis par une équipe de bibliothécaires de la BPO exprès pour les adeptes de théâtre. N’hésitez pas à les emprunter pour pousser plus loin la réflexion sur les thèmes forts soulevés par les œuvres.

Bang Bang écrit par Kat Sandler est la première pièce de théâtre de la saison 2019-20 de la GCTC. Elle raconte l'histoire d'un dramaturge blanc qui, après avoir écrit une pièce de théâtre à succès inspirée d'une policière noire tirant sur une adolescente noire, rend visite au policier, car la pièce se fait adapter en film et que l'acteur principal veut rencontrer la source d'inspiration du personnage principal.

Cette pièce utilise l'humour pour explorer des thèmes sérieux tels que le racisme systémique, l'appropriation raciale et l'éthique de la rédaction sur des faits réels.

Rendez-vous à la CCGT du 22 octobre au 10 novembre 2019.

Jetez un coup d'œil à ces livres et à ces films pour explorer plus en détail certains des thèmes suggérés par cette pièce.

GCTC 2019-2020: Bang Bang by Shayna_library

As part of the Ottawa Public Library's “Stages and Pages” partnership with the Great Canadian Theatre Company, we have compiled this list to accompany the production of Bang Bang, which opens at the GCTC on October 22, 2019.

  • Image: The White Card

    The White Card

    A Play in One Act
    By Rankine, Claudia
    A one-act play which discusses art and racism and the differing perspectives from the white and black point of view.
  • Image: The Hate U Give
    In this film a young girl living in a poor neighborhood but attending an expensive prep school is devastated which she witnesses her best friend, Khalil, shot and killed by a police officer. As the only witness to the events, she must decide whether to reveal herself and get herself and her family involved in the furor that divides the white and black communities when she is part of both.
  • Image: I Am Alfonso Jones
    A graphic novel in which the ghost of a 15 year old boy who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, rides in a subway peopled by ghosts of other victims of police killings and watches as his family and friends try to find some form of justice in the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Image: So You Want to Talk About Race
    This book focuses on how to have meaningful conversations about race that will lead to understanding systemic racism and race relations.
  • Image: A Mouth Is Always Muzzled

    A Mouth Is Always Muzzled

    Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance
    By Hopkinson, Natalie
    This book written by Natalie Hopkinson, former culture writer for the Washington Post discusses how defines culture while responding to issues like white supremacy, brutality and oppression.
  • Image: The Hate U Give
    Book on which the movie, the Hate U Give is based. In this book a young girl living in a poor neighborhood but attending an expensive prep school is devastated which she witnesses her best friend, Khalil, shot and killed by a police officer. As the only witness to the events, she must decide whether to reveal herself and get herself and her family involved in the furor that divides the white and black communities when she is part of both. This is an important young adult book to be read by teens and adults.
  • Image: La haine qu'on donne
    French translation of The Hate U Give.
  • Image: Black Lives Matter
    This documentary film found in our online resource, Access Video on Demand, interviews Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement about the different forms of violence directed against the black community and why Black Lives Matter needs to exist to combat this violence.
  • Image: Policing Black Lives

    Policing Black Lives

    State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present
    By Maynard, Robyn
    This book subtitled State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present, discusses the historical and contemporary ways in which state systemic racism affects black lives in Canada. Also available as an ebook.
  • Image: Policing the Planet

    Policing the Planet

    Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter
    A collection of essays from many different writers and activists discussing how broadening police powers has led to the many incidents of police brutality around the world.

Commentaires

Please stop focusing on U.S. issues and focus on Canadian ones. Your image of someone with a gun to their head supports suicide among our youth. Please stop and think, does it apply to Canada or is this a U.S. issue in your programming.

Stages and Pages is an ongoing established partnership between Ottawa Public Library and the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Ottawa Public Library supports the local arts and theatre scene through this partnership.
The Great Canadian Theatre Company prides itself on producing plays by Canadian playwrights. Kat Sandler is a Canadian actress, playwright and theatre director https://www.playwrightscanada.com/Authors/S/Sandler-Kat.
Many of the plays are thought-provoking and the collection titles provided by OPL Librarians enhance the experience of the playgoer.