Our Story with Implicated Theatre and UNITE
Since October 2014, Implicated Theatre have been working with hotel workers in London to develop a theatre performance and workshop inspired by their working conditions.
Our Story is a graphic novel by Barbara Pokryszka an artist and hotel worker. Set in a hotel, the story is about low pay, workplace bullying and hope through solidarity and organisation. Working closely with Pokryszka, scenes from the story were dramatised by Implicated Theatre and performed and developed by hospitality workers from the UNITE’s Hotel Workers Branch.
Implicated Theatre has been working since October 2011 in a series of workshops and performances forming part of their residency with 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. 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.