Cycling theatre troupe to pedal more than 1,200 km with a stop in Truro

Published on May 30, 2014

A group of 14 young people from across Canada are pedalling the hilly terrain of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia until June 24, performing a play entitled Cycling Through Change in communities along the way. 

The team will arrive in Truro on June 2 and perform at the Victoria Park bandshell at 4:30 p.m. on June 3 before departing for Windsor the following day.

The troupe is a team of volunteer ambassadors for environmental sustainability and social justice on wheels, organized by national charity The Otesha Project. Starting in Fredericton, moving down to Saint John, around the Bay of Fundy, through the Annapolis Valley and across to the Halifax area, they’re cycling more than 1,200 kilometres of diverse and beautiful terrain.

They are armed with an inspiring message: you and I can create extraordinary change through the power of our daily actions.

The interactive, documentary-style theatre piece follows three young people as they grapple with “being the change they want to see in the world,” each in their own way. The comedic cast of high-energy performers uses their own bodies as props to create a hilarious take on serious environmental and social justice issues that get audiences talking and laughing. The performers involve the audience in creating everyday solutions to global issues.

With special attention on exploring local sustainability initiatives and bringing eco-education to schools, members of the East Coast Tour will be exploring ways of using their daily lifestyle, resource use and consumption choices to be a force for good.