Many of our projects are multi-pronged and involve elements of community engagement. The form that this engagement takes place varies from project to project, but always at its heart is a wish to build sustainable connections with a variety of different audiences.
We specialise in running workshops that encourage people to share their stories. We use these as a starting point for building discussion and play, and for generating material that can be collectively owned.
This element is run by Tara Robinson, an Associate Artist with Company of Angels (specialising in work for and with younger people) and a guest leader with The Young Vic's outreach department.
Examples of our work are below:
Project Title: Gutted
Alongside its performances in traditional venues, this work is being shared in non-theatre spaces, reaching medical professionals and sufferers of chronic illness; to bring science and the arts together. These venues include hospitals and conferences, and our engagement takes the form
of sharing and feedback sessions with these audiences, with the potential for follow-up workshops discussing the how we can better speak openly about illness.
Project Title: Five Tins
Workshop participants included a range of different groups from AgeUK East London, and U3A in Farnham. These groups included a Partially Deaf and Blind Group, a Stroke Rehabilitation Group, the weekly Art Group, and The Geezers Club. These sessions were so successful that we will be hosting additional workshops with Deaf and Blind UK in Camden and Newham.
Project Title: Nucking Futs
Created in association with GLYPT and Company of Angels, this piece was created with young people from the Woolwich area and used ideas and taboos around mental health to create a new piece of theatre and provoke discussion.
If you'd like us to run a workshop, or you'd like to chat about it as a possibility, please get in touch.
Members of the Stroke
AgeUK East London