By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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The Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble, a program of Port Townsend’s Mandala Center for Change, will stage the show at 4 p.m., and admission is free to the public.
After working on “One Thousand,” Poetic Justice founder and director Marc Weinblatt said he’s still struck by how often women — of all ages — have experienced unwanted attention.
“I listened to dozens of stories from Ensemble members,” Weinblatt said. “It was the cumulative and universal experience of women, and some men . . . that blew me away.
“As a man, I could not help but take a deeper look at myself, too.”
During Tuesday’s performance, audience members can simply watch and listen. But if they choose, they can share personal stories — and see them brought to life by the actors.
The theater group will then invite the audience to explore solutions in what Weinblatt sees as a rehearsal for the future.
“Audience ‘spect-actors’ take action toward creating the kind of world they want,” he said, noting that this is the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble’s mission: to use theater to build a more just community.
For more information about the ensemble, a multi-age troupe in its 12th season, visit www.MandalaforChange.com or phone the Mandala Center at 360-344-3435.
To reach the Boiler Room, phone 360-379-8247 or visit www.ptbr.org.
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.