Implicated Theatre created a participatory performance emerging from a series of workshops using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed.
Created from thoughts and experiences of its players, its themes of invisibility, discrimination and injustice, achievement, change and aspiration are shared as elements of the experience of going to live in a new city. We are left to ask how we can collectively listen to lives unseen and resist power unchecked.
Implicated Theatre have worked since October 2011, including collaborations with the Migrants Resource Centre, UNITE’s Hotel Workers union and Justice for Domestic Workers 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.
This performance also featured a set designed by artist Karem Ibrahim and films created with the players through a series of workshops at no.w.here.
For more information, please contact, Edgware Road Project curator Amal Khalaf on [email protected].