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Event Archive - Sleeping Giants: A Dream Play: William Head on Stage, Kathleen Greenfield (Director)

Fri. October 14th 2016 @  William Head Institution (No Minors)
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:15pm
Tickets at: Ticket Rocket , Metchosin Country Store ​ 4384 Metchosin Rd
Presented by: SNAFU Dance Theatre, William Head on Stage
Opening October 7th at William Head Prison
Enter a federal prison and watch a play created, designed, built and performed by the inmates.

William Head on Stage (or WHoS) Canada’s longest-running prison theatre program. Anyone 19 or older can buy a ticket, go through prison security, enter the prison gymnasium and experience the show performed by the inmates. This October, the company is creating and performing Sleeping Giants, a play about what happens when the world stops dreaming.

“W.H.o.S. is a testament to the power of theatre to change lives.”- The Globe and Mail

Sleeping Giants began inspired by such stories as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rip Van Winkle, and soon grew and evolved into a wholly original piece with music, costumes, lighting, set and props--all designed and built by the inmate team. We follow the story of five human dreamers and a family of dream spirits who act as guides through the subconscious landscape. Dreams are scarce, and the dream spirits must find a way to make the humans dream again, or else fade away into oblivion.

at William Head Prison
6000 William Head Road
a 35-minute drive from Victoria

Oct 7th, 8th, *Lots of tickets already sold
Oct 14th, 15th,
Oct 21st, 22nd,
Oct 27th, 28th, 29th,
Nov 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2016 *Closing Weekend Always Sells Out!

Gates Open at 6:15pm
Gates Close at 7:15pm
Show Begins at 7:30pm
Absolutely no late-comers

TICKETS $20 at the “Ticket Rocket Box Office” located at 101-804 Broughton St
Call Ticket Rocket: 250-590-6291 or Buy Online at
Tickets also available cash-only at the Metchosin Country Store, 4384 Metchosin Rd, (250) 478-2405.
None are for sale at the prison gates.
10% of proceeds go directly to the Help Fill a Dream Foundation

AUDIENCE REMINDERS: WHoS is located inside a Federal Prison.
Must be 19+ to enter. You may be electronically scanned and searched by a dog. Personal belongings (purses, wallets, cell phones, money, etc) are forbidden and must be left in your car. No smoking materials are permitted. Free lockers are available. Please bring VALID PHOTO ID.

TRAVEL REMINDERS: The Prison is a 35 minute drive from downtown Victoria. Please plan to arrive between 6:15 and 7:00PM.

Questions? Email

Facebook Event Page:
Twitter: @WHoS_Theatre
Twitter: @snafudance
Instagram: @snafudance

This year William Head on Stage has joined forces with award-winning director Kathleen Greenfield and her company SNAFU. Greenfield co-created and performed with WHoS for the last two years with the prison productions Here and Time Waits for No One. Greenfield also co-directed Lieutenant Nun (Winner of Best Drama and Best Ensemble at the 2015 Victoria Fringe Festival,) and directed Little Orange Man (Winner of Best Solo Show and Best Performance at the 2016 Victoria Fringe Festival.)

Produced By William Head on Stage Prison Theatre Company (WHoS) and SNAFU
Directed by Kathleen Greenfield
Co-Created, Designed and Performed by the Men of WHoS and Anne Cirillo, Tasha Diamant, Jeni Luther, and Emma Zabloski
Music Composition and Sound Design Mentor Katrina Kadoski
Stage Management Mentor Erin Crowley
Lighting Design Mentor Poe Limkul
Costume Design Mentor Ingrid Hansen
Choreography by Ingrid Hansen and Emma Zabloski
Movement Coach John Aitken
Costume Support from Preeti Dhaliwal

ABOUT THE COMPANY - William Head on Stage (W.H.o.S.)
William Head on Stage (or WHoS) is Canada’s longest-running prison theatre program. Since 1981, the inmates have staged a play each fall and invited the general public. Anyone 19 or older can buy a ticket, go through prison security, enter the prison gymnasium and experience the show performed by the inmates.

“WHoS is a safe place where we don’t have to wear a mask or project an image,” says one inmate participant. “Going through prison...there are many messages we get put into our heads that you are inhuman...The process slowly chips away at you. I didn’t realize how deep it went until I was exposed to the community. Oh yes, this is what it is like to be treated like a person…we need normal human contact without an agenda.” This marks the company’s 35th year anniversary.

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THE COMPANY - William Head on Stage (W.H.o.S.) William Head on Stage (or WHoS) is the only inmate-run prison theatre company in all of Canada that invites the public into the prison to experience their shows. WHoS has been creating shows for the public for the last 33 years at William Head Prison, which you will find tucked away on the windy co... more info
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