Candy Bones Theatre specializes in original immersive theatrical productions and creativity education.
Artistic director Candice Roberts is 5th generation settler and artist based as an uninvited guest on the stolen ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
She brings her passion for interweaving artistic disciplines such as physical theatre, music, mask, puppetry, clown and dance to create stories that explore the humour, the heartbreak, the trials and the tribulations of being a human in this world.
Cultivating anti-oppresive and intersectional understandings are important in Candice’s artistic research of creativity, decolonization and the connections between self expression, mental health and community.
She has toured all over North American, including New York and New Orleans with her award winning solo shows- LARRY, and IDEAS BOBERT.
Check out OOPSIE, a new multi-arts performance designed for grades K to 6 about mistakes and the art of failure. Available virtually or live with a supplemental theatre workshop for grades 6 and 7.
For Candice’s grown-up oriented works, please check out her separate site for CANDICE ROBERTS THEATRE.
I, Candice Roberts and Candy Bones Theatre stand in solidarity with BIPOC and The Black Lives Matter Movement.
I acknowledge my play, work and rest happens on traditional, ancestral and stolen territories of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. I acknowledge that much harm has come to Black, Indigenous and people of colour through the colonization of North America.
In unpacking my own white privilege I am sitting with the enormity of the consequences of generations of unearned privileges.
I am committed to learning the truth about our history of colonization and the systems created that perpetuate racism and white supremacy. This is so that I can make clear actions that support the dismantling of these systems of violence and oppression. This is a powerful time in history, and our actions have impact for creating real change.
THIS IS A LIFE LONG COMMITMENT. I will make mistakes but I will continue to check myself and make adjustments as I learn.
I am humbled in gratitude by the important work and emotional labour the BIPOC community is doing (and has been doing for YEARS) to bring social justice to the forefront. These are the cultures who have enriched my life with their presence, with their stories, their music, their art and their people.
What actions am I taking now?
- working through this anti-racism reading list
- open dialogue in my communities about white privilege
- prioritizing collaboration with BIPOC identifying artists
- STRATEGICALLY souring out world news (NOT facebook) I like DEMOCRACY NOW (I’m sure there are more out there, please let me know what sources you trust)
- reading/watching/listening to BIPOC artists
- researching #DEFUNDTHEPOLICE
- WATCH THIS!! 13th
- this list will be added to- please reach out to me with your suggestions!