Whether in a creative or non-creative facility, we welcome and value your support and input.
Empowerment Theatre is constantly looking for talented and empathetic performers to join its ensemble. The purpose of the ensemble is to develop an innovative way of working with issues of trauma to create new work which challenges the wider communities attitude to an issue. We would actively encourage performers who are survivors of sexual abuse to join the ensemble.
We will meet, usually, on a monthly basis to develop techniques and to workshop ideas raised by survivors, other agencies and outside stimulus. We work on developing workshop techniques, creative skills, improvisation, script and performance development all within the theme of sexual violence. We currently use models such as Forum Theatre and Talk Back; we are hoping to move into Playback Theatre in 2011 as well as utilizing more traditional and formal performance structures.
By becoming an active member of the ensemble you will be able to develop your skills as a performer as we will have visiting professionals to enhance all of our skills. The emphasis is on the collective skills being utilised and honed for the benefit of Empowerment Theatre and the individual performer. When stimuli become performance ideas then the ensemble will be from where we cast. In the case of independent commissions and the educational programme we would also wish to cast from the ensemble.
As with any not-for-profit organisation, Empowerment Theatre relies on the goodwill of members of the community to donate their time, expertise and, if they can, money to ensure a high standard at all times. If you feel you have something to give and would like to be involved in improving understanding of the issues involved with sexual and domestic violence, please get in touch.
We would be very interested in hearing from:
- Councillors who wished to assist in forming our safe guarding policies
- Teachers/young people's professionals to assist in the formulation of our young peoples strategies
- Survivors who would be prepared to advise on content of performances and self help groups
- Anyone who has a little time to spare and would like to help their community