Our adult Community company workshops have been delivered since the beginning of the project, providing direct creative opportunities for adults. The group transferred to digital work in Spring 2020.
ECHOES IN THE WINGS
Over Christmas 2020, Echoes in the Wings saw participants collaborate to create a Christmas seasonal radio play, professionally produced and aired on BBC Radio Suffolk and on Theatre Royal’s website (around stories of theatre ghosts and lost audiences), led by Lynn Whitehead.
THE MORAL STEAM ENGINE
The second project undertaken by this group was The Moral Steam Engine with Suffolk Black Collective – exploring the Abolition movement and local resident Thomas Clarkson and his relationships with artists including poet William Wordsworth and the Quaker movement. This group, again led by Lynn Whitehead, was well attended with members of the Quaker community and individuals interested in Black history and local history. This work was a direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the group was heavily over-subscribed.
The groups worked on Zoom and developed new skills in editing, filming, sound recording, writing and research.
NOWT AS QUEER AS FOLK
In March 2022, we delivered a new project with this group – Nowt As Queer As Folk – an inclusive LGBTQIA+ writing and performing project. Output from this group has also included radio plays and scripts with digital production.