When Melissa comes forward with the story of her sexual assault in grade 12, instead of support, she finds instead a fight against the school she loved, an administration she trusted, and classmates she valued. A story of healing, recovery, and most importantly color, Vibrant is a true story of the Calgary education system. Told from the perspective of a college age Melissa, this piece plays with colored paint and movement to ask the question: when the people in charge won’t protect you, who will?
The performance takes place behind Pumphouse Theatre.
Content Warnings: Talk of sexual violence and assault, mature language.
Writer: Mikenzie Page
Stage Manager / Set & Poster Design: Geneviève DeNault
June 5-8, 7:00 pm