GRENDELPlayers is a theatre arts program focusing on expression, team building and inclusiveness. For the participants, this program has accomplished a greater sense of pride and learned skills. It has also fostered a stronger team which is essential as these participants work at the GRENDELivery catering service, and GRENDELGrow, the gardening program. For the community this project has provided a message of inclusiveness and demonstrated that this marginalized goup of individuals has talents, gifts, and abilities that can be utilized for the good of the community.
This program runs intermittently based on funding, but we are hoping to operate the GRENDELPlayers program in the 2018 season.
"Whole Stole the Queen's Bees" is a play written and directed by Valerie Laub. The Grendel Players performed this play on Saturday, May 28 for the general public at St Joseph's School Auditorium. It was very well received by the audience of over 70 people. Grendelivery served appetizers, sweet treats and beverages. Check out some photos of the play by clicking here - WHOLE STOLE THE QUEEN'S BEES? -
Thank you to The Kassandra Trust for providing funding for this fun event.
Thanks to funding from the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council and the Vancouver Foundation, the Grendel Group presented a theatrical production starring individuals with developmental intellectual delays. Both the school and community shows were a resounding success. The audience also enjoyed delicious appetizers and desserts lovingly prepared by the GRENDELivery participants!
The play, entitled “The Wizard of Never, Never Land”, was written and directed by Valerie Laub and was based on ideas generated by young adults with developmental intellectual delays. The general themes of the play were that individuals who are different are still valuable, that we all have gifts, and that kindness rehabilitates. It was structured so that people with differing abilities could take part, revealing their talents to both the larger community and to themselves. The participants were involved in various ways: as actors (with or without lines to memorize); as creators of the set, props and costumes; or as musicians.