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The Game is On Again

Lax, Annecy (2019) The Game is On Again. Amnesty International, Performed - Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.

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Abstract

Bespoke theatre piece and workshop for Amnesty International for their RISE UP programme. Rise Up is a fully funded, one-year course for young people interested in achieving social change. This Applied Theatre work is specifically designed to use performance to ask probing questions of younger people (16-24) and present challenging situations in an enabling and engaging way. • The game is to respond to a political and civil crisis. Blending game-playing and group strategies with dramaturgy and story-telling, we reveal consequences and the people behind issues. • We all have a stake in the outcome of this game. As individuals or as pairs we are given specific roles in the game – these are sometimes in subtle competition and conflict with others, so we have to negotiate. • At certain points we hear from speakers impacted by the events, these testimony-style accounts connect us to the consequences of our actions. • These story-givers might also give us new information, set questions or challenges, remove resources, provide more support. • There are no right or wrong answers to the situation – but rather this is about thinking about HOW we work together for consensus, when decisive action might be needed, and how we might fine-tune our responses based on shared group-learning. Performance and workshop in December 2019 to 230 people

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied Theatre, Human Rights, Social Justice, Playwriting, Interactive, Drama, Theatre, Performance, Youth work, Partnership work, Participation
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 09:53
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26352

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