TOTOL – Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory

16th February, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on TOTOL – Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory

This week Karen talks about her experience of our TOTOL group: On Wednesday 3rd February we held our first session of a new group – TOTOL, Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory. It was playful and fun with the group often commenting that we should not forget that the work should be fun. The session started […] Read More

InterAct

9th February, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on InterAct

Active Inquiry has been lucky enough to be working in partnership with The Thistle Foundation for the past 5 years on a project called InterAct. This project works with young people in special schools in Edinburgh and Mid-Lothian and their families to explore  options for life after school. The project has 3 main parts: Firstly […] Read More

Using Objects

1st February, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - 1 Comment

This week Emily talks about our training workshop looking at the use of objects in theatre: Our 8 core company members took part in a fantastic workshop this Saturday facilitated by Symon Macintyre from Vision Mechanics on using objects in theatre making. Big thank you to Symon! We looked at taking everyday inanimate objects and […] Read More

What does the Active Inquiry Company Do?

1st February, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on What does the Active Inquiry Company Do?

This week, Company Member Dave Poyner reflects on our recent 4 days together as a Company: The Active Inquiry company members have been together this past weekend, doing development work. This was an opportunity for team members to talk about the different community groups we’ve been working with, and to do some training together, We’ve […] Read More

All you need to know about The Active Inquiry Podcast!

12th January, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on All you need to know about The Active Inquiry Podcast!

What exactly is ‘The Active Inquiry Podcast’? In October of 2015 we introduced ‘The Active Inquiry Podcast’ and have had a great response from loads of you to the three episodes we’ve created so far. We’re really excited that so many of you have checked out the episodes, but some of you may not be […] Read More

Active Inquiry Podcast

30th November, 2015 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Active Inquiry Podcast

We had a great company meeting on Saturday evening which culminated in the recording of episode two of The Active Inquiry Podcast. Episode 2 introduces the core Active Inquiry team as we reminisce about our time with the company. Available on iTunes (Just search Active Inquiry) or on the dedicated podcast page. Please subscribe and […] Read More

LegiLab in Slovenia!

17th October, 2015 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on LegiLab in Slovenia!

Following a successful application, 4 members of Active Inquiry had the pleasure of joining other Theatre of the Oppressed Companies from Europe for a week of workshops and experimentation in Legislative Theatre (LT) The damp and grey weather that we gifted Slovenia from Scotland did not get us down as we played games and participated […] Read More

Active Inquiry receive 2 year funding from Creative Scotland!

3rd August, 2015 - Posted by Gavin - 1 Comment

Woo hoo! After funding our successful Divided We Fall? and Resilience projects, Creative Scotland have now awarded funding for Active Inquiry’s work for two years! Building on the work from our recent Resilience project, we will again be working with groups from Bethany, Shakti Women’s Aid and The ALMA project to create a network of […] Read More

Interview with Gavin Crichton – Artistic Director of Active Inquiry

3rd August, 2015 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Interview with Gavin Crichton – Artistic Director of Active Inquiry

Below is an interview conducted by journalist Charlie Hanks with our Artistic Director Gavin Crichton about the work of the Company and our recent Resilience project. Interview with Gavin Crichton, ACTive INquiry “That verb ‘to act’ is so important to us,” explains Gavin Crichton, Artistic Director of ACTive INquiry. “It doesn’t just mean to act […] Read More

Happy World Theatre of the Oppressed Day!

16th March, 2015 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Happy World Theatre of the Oppressed Day!

To celebrate World Theatre of the Oppressed Day we are re-posting this Boal obituary, written by Gavin forConceptin 2009, which celebrates the man, his work and his legacy. Enjoy! Augusto Boal Obituary On the 2nd May 2009 we sadly lost a theatre director, theorist, philosopher, activist, storyteller, Joker, playwright, husband, father, mentor, professor, workshop leader, […] Read More

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