At Témoin, we have an engagement-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. We also tour our work to non-theatre spaces like homeless shelters and live-in mental health units, and we work with our theatre venue partners to build deeper ties with these community support organisations while touring to their studios and mainstages.
We have a wide network of past collaborators and we are passionate about serving as a platform for cross-pollination and shared learning across sectors. Some of our previous partners include: UK Refugee Organisations – Young Roots, Psychedelight, Greenwich Migrant Hub, Creating Ground, Lancashire Syrian Families Commission, PARCA; Global / Conflict – Amnesty International, Warchild, Beirut DC, UNICEF, Clown Me In, Clowns Without Borders, Never Again Rwanda, Beit Halochem, Combatants for Peace; Military and Veteran Support – MOD, Royal British Legion, Stoll, Alabare; Homeless sector – St. Mungo’s, Cardboard Citizens, Pathway, YMCA; Health and Mental Health Service – Red Cross, MIND, NHS Trusts, Royal Society for Public Health; Academia – Wolfson Institute for Preventative Medicine, various academic programmes in Psychology, Psychiatry, Theatre, and Theatre in Mental Health; Technology – Tactical Tech.
If you think you or your group could help us with any of the pieces that are being developed or toured now and you’d like to form a partnership, contact Abbie Willcox: firstname.lastname@example.org.