COMMUNITY PROJECTS

THE FACELESS COMPANY - Street Theatre and Community Arts

 

Short Ships - Performer

Fuelled by an atmospheric seafaring soundtrack, the ships use old fashioned charm and nautical naughtiness to seek the assistance of their audience as they strive to regain course. Eye catching and impressive, our inept mariners will add an air of distinctiveness to your festival or street.

 

Snailympics - Deviser and Performer
Two Snailathletes race to a finish line held by members of the audience ... slowly!

A walkabout performance packed with mini dramas of aspiration, determination, intrigue and success.

 

Conference of the Birds - Facilitator and Performer

Conference of the Birds is a fast-paced, visually stunning, outdoor adventure set to music and featuring colourful masks and amazing puppets. Over 5 days professional actors and puppeteers along with members of the community devise & explore 13th century Sufi poem creating a piece of outdoor theatre of epic proportions using physical theatre, mask and puppetry.

Driftwood - Theatre Maker and Puppeteer

Inspired by concern for the plight of thousands of refugees that are displaced due to war or poverty, and the rise in xenophobic tension, Driftwood uses an outdoor performance, puppetry and a visual arts workshop to explore how communities welcome newcomers and offer sanctuary in our towns and cities.

 

 

POPART: A TREEVOLUTION 

In assocciation with:

Out the Box Puppetry Festival, Greenpop, Libellule Theare, and Assitej SA

 

Working with a group of 22 young learners from Prince Georges Primary School in Lavendar Hill, Cape Town, we spent a week creating PopArt: A Treevolution, an autobiographical physical theatre performance.

 

With the central theme focusing on the importance of preserving our environment and the impact it has on local communities, each participant was encouraged to incorporate their own ideas into the final performance and had full involvement in the devising process. 

 

The performance platformed at the opening of the 2011 Out the Box Festival in Cape Town.

 

I believe in the value of the process of devising theatre and the benefits it can have on the participants such as a developed sense of self-worth and raised levels of confidence on stage and off, with the final performance as an additional achievement. 

 

Sep 2011

 

 

 

 

 

ASSITEJ SA
 
I continue to work with Assitej SA, striving to develop new projects that focus on strengthening UK-SA artistic collaborations.