In Spring 2018 we began working with This New Ground, a collective of learning disabled artists, to co-create a new play in collaboration with Bush Theatre as Lead Artists for their Community Associate Companies scheme. This project culminated with an exclusive presentation in December 2018, and will follow up with a sharing event in Spring 2019.
We began by leading a 10-week series of drama skills workshops with the group, slowly discovering the issues important to them and what they wanted to express.
The final piece The Moving Play explored themes of hiding, moving, relationships, love, and secrets; revealing the inner most thoughts and feelings of the cast. This was showcased at Bush Theatre on 1 December.
During this project we recorded our process, documenting how the show was devised using accessible and collaborative methods. You can watch a behind-the-scenes film here.
Our Associate Artists Jo Paul and Victor Rios collaborated with us to design and direct this show.