UNMUTE premiered in recognition of domestic violence awareness month in November 2020. UNMUTE is a forum theatre piece, by Theatre of the Beat, that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19.
What originally began as a 4-show run in the fall of 2020, turned into a 22 show run in 2021 that spanned provinces across Canada.
Over 1000 households watched, we had viewers tuning in from all over the globe and we worked with 12 different organizations aimed towards assisting women and children experiencing violence at home.
The resource package from the show you can access it here.
We are excited to share that Theatre of the Beat has released UNMUTE in the form of a podcast. The podcast will span 6 episodes and take a deeper look at what we can do as active bystanders for friends and families experiencing violence at home.
You can find it on most major streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and many more!