Event name: Rediscovering the Radical 2019: Theatre for Social Change Summer School
Organisation/trainer’s name: Collective Encounters
Event location: Collective Encounters MPAC 1-27 Bridport Liverpool L3 5QF

Dates: 10/07/2019 - 11/07/2019
Times: 11:30am - 7pm (10th July), 9:30am - 3:30pm (11th July)
Event description: This Summer School will develop participants’ ability to use theatre to contribute to radical social and political change in the 21st Century. It will be taught through presentations from tutors, peer-action-learning and practical exercises. Over the course of the two days participants will develop their practice in specific Theatre for Social Change techniques including: - Verbatim and Documentary Theatre - Living Newspapers - Legislative and Forum Theatre. They will explore: - the ethical considerations of making Theatre for Social Change - ways and means of achieving social and political impact with the work - the challenges of making radical theatre within the current neo-liberal political climate. They will be supported to situate themselves and their work within current practice and on a rich historical trajectory of radical Theatre for Change, and begin to build a network of peer support. Who is it aimed at? Rediscovering the Radical is aimed at artists working in community contexts, political artists and creative activists, theatre makers and social change campaigners looking to develop new practice or to expand and refresh existing practice. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on each day. Follow this link to book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rediscovering-the-radical-2019-theatre-for-social-change-summer-school-tickets-48835603605 Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation if required. If you need help with this please contact 0151 345 6266 or [email protected]org.uk. Course Leaders Sarah Thornton is founding Artistic Director of Collective Encounters. She established the company in 2004 to make exciting, collaborative theatre and explore its potential to contribute to social change. Her work with the company has drawn on her varied background which over the past 20 years has included applied work in diverse community contexts, devising and directing professional theatre, university lecturing and practice-as-research. For more information, or if you have difficulty with the fees please call us on 0151 345 6266 Participants on the Summer School in 2019 said: “Your workshops and presentations have allowed me to consider the approach and methods of my practice, particularly in reference to the information that you discussed on ethics.” Workshop Participant “Really inspiring. I look forward to putting some of the learning into action.” Jonathan Humphreys, Artistic Director, Attic Theatre Company, Workshop attendee “I consider myself quite experienced in this area but I learnt so much and also feel inspired and re-energised in relation to my own creative practice and my HE teaching” Workshop Participant 

Cost: £175 - Representatives from private sector organisations, Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations, HE, FE and Local Authorities, £135 – Individual Freelance Practitioners
Contact email: [email protected]org.uk
Telephone: 0151 345 6266
Website: http://collective-encounters.org.uk/event/rediscovering-the-radical-2019-theatre-for-social-change-summer-school/