Implicated Theatre has been working since October 2011 in a series of workshops and performances at the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project. Instigated by artists from no.w.here and working with theatre director Frances Rifkin, the experimental workshops explore the relationships between political speech and action, the self and the collective, voice and silence. Now in it’s fourth year of working and performing, Implicated Theatre has been forming close relationships with migrant’s rights groups and unions, Implicated Theatre creates theatrical interventions inspired by real-life struggle, and highlighting issues of social justice.
The last series of performances emerge from a series of workshops using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. Deciding to leave your homeland implies a moment of hope in the future, as well, perhaps, as a time of desperation, fear and retreat. Invisibility, discrimination and injustice, achievement, change and aspiration, are all elements of the experience of going to live in a new place. Implicated Theatre have worked in collaboration with the Migrants Resource Centre and migrants rights organisations such as the Anti-Raids network (2012), Latin American Workers Association (2013) Justice for Domestic Workers (Summer 2014) and most recently with UNITE’s Hotel Workers Union and the United Migrant Workers Education Project (UMWEP).