At Témoin, we have an enagement-centred approach to devising. We work with community partners and consultants at every stage of the devising process because we believe passionately in telling un-told or undertold stories from a well-researched and nuanced perspective. Our community partners help us in a number of ways, from feeding back during work-in-progress showings and feedback workshops, to working alongside us as paid consultants in the rehearsal room. If you think you or your group could help us with any of the pieces that are being developed or toured now, contact Ciara Brennan: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redevelopment and Touring : Nobody’s Home
We’re currently running a series of feedback showings and collaborative workshops with ex-combattants and their families to develop Nobody’s Home, an Odyssey-inspired piece about a modern soldier returning home from war, and the battle he must fight with the “monsters in his mind” in order to reconcile his difficult memories and reconnect with his wife at home. Development is happening in two stages, with the first stage happening Dec 2015 at the Salisbury Playhouse, and the second stage happening alongside our Spring 2016 tour, as we visit local military groups to get feedback on the piece before every major regional performance.
In Development: The Marked
We’ve been working over the past year and a half with Londoners with experience of homelessness through Cardboard Citizens and St. Mungo’s Recovery College to develop The Marked, a mask and physical theatre piece inspired by the urban mythology of Miami Street Youth. We’ll continue these partnerships through hostel touring in Summer of 2016 before touring the piece to theatres in 2017.