Spirit Talks

Faith and Arts Ottawa presents “Hope?” this April


This month, Faith and Arts Ottawa presents our 5th documentary theatre production called “Hope?”.

Beginning with chapters 5 and 6 of Tom Sherwood’s book, Listening to The Echo, as their springboard, the diverse members of our Spirit Talks documentary workshop interacted with the source material and each other to create a new 35-minute piece called “Hope?”.

Through a variety of voices, “Hope?” explores how hope is found in moments of despair, and how faith helps or hinders us in this journey.

We hope that you will be able to join us for one of our three presentations of this show:

Each performance will be followed moderated audience-cast talk back session.

Join us and explore, what gives you hope?


Fear not this Friday 13th! Join us for Hope: an night of music, discussion and theatre

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Spring time can be tough time of year. It’s exams, you might be interviewing for that promising summer job, or you might be moving.

Need a break?

Come to an oasis!

Join us on Friday, April 13th at Glebe-St. James United Church (650 Lyon Street South) for “Friday the 13th, Part 2018 – HOPE!” an evening of nourishing the body and spirit, and shining a light of hope into your life!

The evening will include music, pizza, theatre, discussion, more music.

Tom Sherwood, former Carleton University Chaplain, will get us thinking about “Dealing with Stress and Having Hope.”

Faith and Arts Ottawa will present their 5th documentary theatre workshop production, “Hope?”

Willow and the Deep will be performing music at 6 pm and again after the play.

Pizza will provided.

Tickets: $5 per person or $10 for a group of 3 people

Tickets on sale now online (via Eventbrite) and at the door, on the night of the show.

Got a question? E-mail faithandartsottawa@gmail.com


Faith and Arts Ottawa is launching its fifth documentary theatre workshop series for young adults and adults in January 2018. This workshop series will be led by award-winning actor, playwright and director Eleanor Crowder.

Spirit Talks is an amateur theatre project related to spirituality, religion and young adults. Working with the real words of young adults from Tom Sherwood’s book, Listening to The Echo, interested participants will reflect alone, in pairs and in larger groups to develop monologues, dialogues, skits and choruses that wrestle with the questions and issues that interest them.

Workshop dates: Sunday evenings in January 2018, from 6-9 p.m. (6-7 p.m. dinner and community building; 7-9 p.m. theatre workshop)

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,
March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

How can I join? Register for Spirit Talks online or email faithandartsottawa@gmail.com. Sign-up by January 5, 2018!

Got a question? Contact Ashley, our administrator, at faithandartsottawa@gmail.com.
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