Royal Exchange Theatre (2014 – 2015)
From 2011 – 2014, the Royal Exchange Theatre delivered an innovative three year partnership with the Booth Centre (a service offering advice and activities for homeless people in Manchester) which used creativity and theatre to develop the personal and social skills of homeless adults.
To mark the culmination of the partnership, I led on the design of an online resource and a suite of short films which document and reflect on the learning. I also played a key role in the delivery of Backstage? Me?, a one day national event in April 2014 looking at homelessness and theatre. This event offered an opportunity for debate, discussion and intelligence sharing with other homeless charities, arts organisations, practitioners and social change professionals, exploring the rich variety of conversations, progressions and reflections taking place with people living in poverty.