Hidden in Plain Sight


Thank you to everyone who attended the show!

The 2023 season will kick off with ACTs ‘North of 50’ seniors’ program with a new show written by Linda Lord and directed by Chris Rabideau. Our social Justice theatre projects continue to focus on community issues involving seniors in all aspects of the creative process for over 5 years. This year’s theme will dive into poverty and housing disparities as they relate to Windsor-Essex seniors.  

Hidden in Plain Sight

Marie is the Manager of the Hand Up Homeless Shelter and Food Bank. Her staff includes a new social worker who while learning the ropes learns a lot about the homeless population. As the day progresses, several clients move in and out of the shelter, sharing frustrations, fears, and love. You will meet a young couple wrestling with an unplanned pregnancy, a young man whose partner has recently overdosed, and a girl looking for her schizophrenic father, among others. Join the cast and creative team of Arts Collective Theatre as they present their 2023 Social Justice performance about what it means to struggle with homelessness and mental health, while hidden in plain sight.

Thank you to the New Horizons for Seniors Program grant for funding ACT’s North of 50 Programming.

North of 50 is a program targeting the vulnerable seniors’ population with a strong focus on members of racialized and newcomer groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities. This program will give opportunities for seniors to lead and participate in online and in person arts-based practices including story sharing/journaling, movement, visual art, and mental health workshops.

Show Dates

Friday March 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday March 4 at 7:30 pm
Sunday March 5 at 2:00 pm

Friday March 10 at 7:30 pm
Saturday March 11 at 7:30 pm
Sunday March 12 at 2:00 pm