We develop Theatre in Education programmes, for collège students:
Sacred Space programme
Sacred Spaces was written in 2017 by Justin Fuller. A grown-up brother and sister are at their father’s funeral. The son John is a middle-aged bachelor. His sister Janet is a married career woman. She feels that her brother never grew–up. Their father has recorded an AI interactive version of himself as a parting gift. The brother and sister ask it questions relating to their childhood and memories of their father. In each episode there are flashbacks to their childhood.
The play concludes with the brother and sister agreeing that they need to make time for each other. Establishing a “Sacred space”, where they can talk face-to-face, without any technology. Student participation is an important aspect of this play, with two students selected from the visited schools, who will be coached to perform in the play.
Inspiration for this play came from a TED talk, by Sherry Turkle:
A Midsummer nights dream
A Midsummer nights dream was written in 1595. It is perhaps one of Shakespeare’s more accessible plays for young students. With themes of magic, mischief and theatre it is an ideal vehicle for conveying the Bard’s unique language and ideas in a workshop setting.
“The workshop was a very enriching and valuable experience…. And a great success due to the creativity, kindness and high professionalism of the two facilitators.”
Stéphane Lamotte; Department of National Education, Monaco
Judgement – Should the people decide
The current refugee crisis is a complex and heartbreaking situation. Leaders across Europe are finding it hard to find solutions and, sadly for many refugees, time is not on their side. This Theatre in Education program explores issues related to how ‘we’ perceive refugees and make judgments on ‘them’. We explore the role social media plays in influencing the views of those informing and judging the refugees in their very human search for justice. The purpose of this program is not to make any political stand nor, ironically, to make any “Judgement”. Our main intention is to encourage debate and discussion at a local level. The play which is central to our program can be performed as a stand-alone piece of theatre or as part of the Theatre in Education programme we offer to schools or interested organisations.