Spect-Act

November 21, 2016

We’ve been commissioned by Active Inquiry to document this unique approach to working through social problems with theatre workshops and show production. Combining a trinity of charities whose aid goes to the addicted, afflicted, abused, homeless and socially marginalized, the project aims to add another aspect for dealing with these issues that are prevalent in modern culture. We’ll be making videos for each organisation and a longer film detailing the project and it’s development with the individuals involved. Watch this space!

The Blurb

“I want the Spectator to take on the role of Actor and invade the Character and the Stage. I want them to occupy their own space and offer solutions” –Augusto Boal

Spect-Act is a two-year project with the goal of developing a network of Theatre of the Oppressed companies in Edinburgh. The techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed blur the lines between actor and audience and offer a space for dialogue and building knowledge.

Active Inquiry has been working with groups from The Bethany TrustShakti Women’s Aid and The Alma Project to create unique pieces of theatre exploring issues of relevance to the participants.

Thank you to everyone who came along to our public event on 21st May.

The podcast from this event is now available. For more information about getting involved with Spect-Act please contact Active Inquiry.


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