Strength

1st July, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Strength

In our last session with the Shakti Drama group we visited various theatres in Edinburgh. We had the chance to look through history and explore backstages of the Traverse Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre. We walked through the park and talked about theatre and how it can be a tool for change. While walking […] Read More

Justice and Culture

16th May, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Justice and Culture

This week, Pinar talks about her search for the definition of Justice: For the past sessions with Shakti Women’s Aid and our rehearsal time for the new play- The Fair-Ground (which will be presented on Saturday as part of our Spect-Act event), I have been thinking about the conversations regarding what justice means. I can […] Read More

Working together as a Company

12th May, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Working together as a Company

This week, Liz talks about the process of devising our latest play for the Spect-Act project: After another intense and laughter filled few days of devising with the Active Inquiry company I’m reminded how great it is to have been working together as a company for so long. As an actor I’m used to working […] Read More

Justice and Mortality

3rd May, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Justice and Mortality

The Active Inquiry Company recently spent 4 days devising our new play –  The Fair-Ground. In it we are exploring the concept of Justice. In an earlier group of devising days we also looked at Space. So we have been reflecting together,  with our groups and the wider community on these vast subjects. Three stories […] Read More

Hotel Europa!

11th April, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Hotel Europa!

Today, Gavin talks about his time working as part of the TOgether International Theatre Company and performing in Hotel Europa! I have recently returned from an exciting, interesting and exhausting week in Lisbon. Although this is one of my favourite European cities, I was not there to sightsee. Instead I was meeting up with Theatre of the […] Read More

The Alma Project

25th March, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on The Alma Project

Today, Emily talks about the work she has been doing with The Alma Project: This week I wanted to bring some focus to the great community project that Liz and I are working with throughout the SpectAct project. The Alma Project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of the inhabitants of the Edinburgh and […] Read More

Devising Days

22nd March, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Devising Days

This week on our blog, Dave talks about the recent time we spent together to begin the devising process for our new play: The Active Inquiry company members were back together again for three days in early March. We started work on devising our new piece, to be aired as a work in progress at […] Read More

Active Inquiry Podcast – Live!

17th March, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Active Inquiry Podcast – Live!

This week Alan talks about how you can contribute to our live podcast event in May: In a January blog post we took the opportunity to introduce the Active Inquiry Podcast; our monthly on demand Theatre of the Oppressed Radio Show. We’re having a great time recording the show and want to remind you that […] Read More

Gender Inequality

7th March, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Gender Inequality

This week Suzanne talks about her work with Shakti Women’s Aid and the contribution that the Theatre of the Oppressed can make to challenging gender inequality: ‘Gender Inequality – A cause and consequence of Violence Against Women.’            Emma Ritch “Another world is not only possible,she is on her way.On a quiet day I can hear […] Read More

People Power: Creating the Conditions for Change Conference

3rd March, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on People Power: Creating the Conditions for Change Conference

Pinar talks about our recent performances as part of the People Power:Creating the Conditions for Change conference in Perth: I think using Forum theatre in various communities to discuss issues which concern the community is the greatest tool ever. It can be understood by everyone as we don’t need to speak the same language to […] Read More

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