A shadow play contemporary performance that highlights generalised anxieties that our younger generations are currently facing. As a company we raise awareness to mental health through performance, therefore we set about researching and developing a performance that 11-16 years old would engage with - this resulted in an interactive performance whereby the audience decided what happens. In 1844 Søren Kierkegaard stated 'The dizziness of choice' and there is only more of that today!
A fantastical and surreal performance using exciting theatre techniques and stylised acting, that raises the profile for anxiety disorders.
Lost Shoe was written and created by Stand Tall founders Carley Dawson and Stevie Williams, whose mission is to create new performance that generates conversation about mental health and well being.
Writers: Carley Dawson and Stevie Wiliiams
Cast: Poppy Lowles, Stevie Williams and Carley Dawson
The workshop can be stand alone but was originally designed as a follow on from the production, discussing key topics of the performance and even introduces performance making. The workshops outcomes are to create a space in which anxiety can be discussed and further understood, students are to go away with a knowledge of coping mechanisms, what types of anxieties are faced but also how they might go about creating art for well-being.
Students interact in multiple ways including drama activities, gifted diaries to keep and write into, and the creation of their own artistic methods. Inspiration for these workshops stems from Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and performance workshop techniques of The University of Chichester.
Lost Shoe workshops were recently funded by Arts Council England.
A 60 minute performance suitable for school times
A 60 minute performance suitable for school times, followed by a curated 40 minute workshop, allowing for Q&A and practical activities ran by the director and cast.
A popular choice by schools: A 60 minute performance followed by multiple 40 minute workshops for specific classes. Workshops can be delivered over the course of a week if preferred.
40 minute workshops allowing anxiety to become a talking point within the school environment. This option does not include the performance.
Filmed at Bay House School