A “Better” Day
In the fall term of 2015, Kevin worked with a senior writing class at Sir John A. Macdonald High School, which had a very high ratio of newcomers to Canada amongst its population, to help them write a one-play based on the experiences of their peers as they struggled to adapt to Canadian life. He then served as a resource to the drama teacher in the second term, leading to the production of the play, entitled “Better”, by the theatre class. This experience was captured in a documentary, entitled “A Better Day”.
Newcomer students, frightened during a lock down, share their stories and get acceptance from other students. Based on the play BETTER, written and performed by students in Hamilton ON.
“A strong community is built out of hearing each other’s stories. Really hearing them in your heart.”
– Mary Hockey, “Better” Director