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Be Heard

Be Heard was a unique, six-day arts-based community workshop for adults who struggle with verbal communication, including non-verbal adults, and those who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Facilitated by guest artists Catherine Lee and Johnny Trinh, our talented group of storytellers participated in:

  • Creative, fun theatre exercises
  • Physical and vocal exploration and expression – sounding and moving through space
  • Working from one’s own, innate creativity
  • Relationship-building with others and the surrounding environment
  • Improvisation and storytelling

Be Heard ran six afternoons (Dec 4–13, 2018) at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.


Click below to check out an awesome video featuring the participants of Be Heard!
Videography:Caspar Ryan Film




Tyson Aubin
Nancy Backer
Joe Biertumpel
A.J. Brown
James Brown
Shirlane Colban
Betty Flichel
Brian Hart
Ran Nissim
Andrew Vallance
Catherine Lee (Facilitator)
Johnny Trinh (Facilitator)
DB Boyko (Guest Artist)
Rena Cohen (Managing Artistic Director, Realwheels)
Lindsey Adams (Communications Director, Realwheels)
Vanessa Bailey (ASL interpreter)
Lisz Keallen (ASL interpreter)
Opalyn Llanera (PCA)
Diane Clairmont


We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funders and community partners:

Logos of Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver Cultural Services, Roundhouse