What is Reality Theatre?
Reality Theatre is when real-life stories are recreated as a stage performance. The stories usually revolve around social injustice or issues of inequality. The performances may be dramatic, narrative or even humorous, but with one main goal in mind: to make the audience question the issues raised in the performances, and hopefully lead to change.
There are 3 stages of development for each project, with opportunities to get involved in either, or all of these stages.
Current Project: 'Lockdown'
We are looking for those have experienced a change in their work situation due to the lockdown, to take part in our next Reality Theatre Production.
If you have lost your job or business, or if your work circumstances has changed due to the lockdown, and you have a story to tell, we would love to hear from you.
Obviously we cannot arrange group meetings at the moment, however we can still progress with the project through Zoom meetings and phone chats.
Stage One: Research.
Not as boring as it sounds. This is the initial stage that brings people together to share stories about issues that has affected their lives'. The information shared is collated to form a script which will then be performed at a local venue. Participants who take part in this stage will not be expected to perform, unless they are interested in doing so.
Stage two involves writing the script and taking part in script read-throughs and further discussion. Auditioning actors and locating a suitable venue and organising rehearsal dates and times for the performance is also undertaken at this stage.
Stage Three: Performance
Stage three is the actual performance, which will take place on one or two evenings. The performance will be followed by a Q and A session.