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Waterloo: Theatre of the Beat will screen and stream its new film “Forgiven/Forgotten”

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, Theatre of the Beat is back with another exciting audio-visual drama - Forgiven/Forgotten! Written by Johnny Wideman, Forgiven/Forgotten follows the varying responses of a community that learns an ex-offender will be serving his parole in their midst. This emotionally driven piece addresses issues of crime, reintegration, and our responses to those affected by these themes most, making it the perfect way to kick-off Restorative Justice Week at the end of November. Forgiven/Forgotten will be premiering at the Ken Seiling Museum on November 19th at 7:30PM with additional screenings at the Princess Twin Cinema in Waterloo and Danforth Mennonite Church in Toronto. The production will be presented both in-person and online (November 26, 27 and 28) with tickets available on our website.

Under the direction of Erin Brandenburg, with audio design by Andrew Penner, visual animation design by Ali Carroll, and an incredible cast including Frank Cox-O’Connell (who is a main cast member in the new CBC show Strays), PJ Prudat, Peter Fernandes, Christina Leonard, and Zach Parsons, this audio-visual telling of this remarkable story will be unlike anything you’ve ever heard or seen at the theatre!

This production is made possible by the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council of the Arts. This production is also in partnership with Community Justice Initiatives, Crime Prevention Council of Waterloo Region, and the Waterloo Region Museum.

Theatre of the Beat Presents:


For Restorative Justice Week 2021

Screenings from November 19 to December 2 at 7:30PM

Premiering at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd,

Kitchener, ON. N2P 2R7

Tickets are $15

Director: Erin Brandenburg Written by: Johnny Wideman Artistic Producer: Cedric Martin Original Score: Jason McDowell Associate Producer: Brendan Kinnon Audio Designer: Andrew Penner Graphic Designer: Ali Carroll

PJ Prudat is Mary Anne Peter Fernandes is Richard Christina Leonard is Robyn Frank Cox-O’Connell is Phil Zach Parsons is Darren/Pastor

Theatre of the Beat:

Founded in 2011, Theatre of the Beat (TOTB) is a Canadian touring theatre company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of the communities in which we find ourselves by staging change across North America and the World! Through an immersive cultural exchange of grassroots theatre, hospitality, and philosophy, the company empowers its audience to work towards a just future. Stay up to date with all things Forgiven/Forgotten by following us on any of our social media pages or visiting our website!