Out of the Silence (1991)

Out of the Silence poster

Poster Art: R. Thorne


Out of the Silence was first created and performed by: Dolores Dallas, Evan Adams, Sam Bob, Sophie Merasty, Sylvia-Anne George, Valerie Roberts.

This was a co-production with the Urban Representative Body of Aboriginal Nations (URBAN) and the BC Association of Native Friendship Centres. It dealt with issues of family violence. The project was surrounded by teams of counsellors throughout BC. It was followed by THEATRE FOR LIVING training sessions in six First Nations communities.


Director: David Diamond
Assistant Director:
Patti Fraser
Denise Brillon
Joked by:
David Diamond, Saeideh Nessar Ali and
Levana Ray
Paul Williams
and Mia Hunt
Rehearsal Stage Manager:
Dena Klashinsky
Support People:
Donna Lee Johnson
Susan Elaine Martin

DVD Available


"The performance and treatment of the difficult topic of family violence had the clarity, focus and brilliance that comes from direct experience."
Lorna Williams, First Nations Education Specialist, Vancouver School Board

"Theatre at its most vital."
Mark Leiren-Young, Theatrum Magazine

"I can recall few times when I have been so moved in the theatre... electric moments... offers comfort and acceptance."
Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

The production subsequently toured BC and aired on the Knowledge Network with the following company:

Director: David Diamond
Jokers: David Diamond and Jacquie Brown
Designers: Mia Hunt, Paul Williams and
Barbara Clayden
Crew: Travis Neel and
Tim Cardinal
Cast: Carmen Moore, Columpa Bobb,
Darryl Gus,
Donald Morin,
Sophie Merasty

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Pictured above (left to right): Sylvia-Anne George, Sam Bob

Photo: Alistair Eagle