Join Tommy Taylor in VR as he recounts his journey attending his first ever protest in the “Free Speech Zone” at Queen’s Park before being swept up in a mass arrest and detained at the Eastern Avenue Detention Centre.
Originally a stage play that toured Canada in 2012, You Should Have Stayed Home was presented in virtual reality as part of FOLDA 2022.
Directed by Michael Wheeler and performed by actor and playwright Tommy Taylor, the play presents a virtual adaptation of Tommy’s original Facebook note, How I Got Arrested and Abused at the G20 in Toronto, which has been translated into seven languages and appeared in twenty-one countries. Today, Tommy’s story takes on urgent new meaning in the context of the ever-rising tensions and public dialogue on police violence, protest, and institutional reform.
Catch You Should Have Stayed Home at PXR:
- Nov 11th @ 8pm ET
- Nov 15th @ 6pm ET
- Nov 16th @ 6pm ET