The Ghomeshi Effect is a verbatim dance-theatre piece that tackles sexual violence in Canada, particularly how it is handled in the justice system, through an edited series of documented interviews, and uses dance to inform and interrogate the language used in the discussion of sexual violence.
The hashtags #BeenRapedNeverReported and #IbelieveLucy emerged as countless people shared powerful stories of their own unreported sexual assaults. The outpouring of support was dubbed “the Ghomeshi effect.” – The Vancouver Sun
People who’ve never had to go through any kind of sexual trauma really can’t relate, in the same way that I can’t relate to what it’s like to live in a war zone. – The Ghomeshi Effect Interview #6
The world premiere of The Ghomeshi Effect is presented as part of The Gladstone’s 2016-17 Season, from January 19 to 28, 2017. For full details and to purchase tickets or a subscription please visit The Gladstone website.