A full length production designed for secondary schools, on the tribulations of Anxiety, exploring the cause and effect of the illness for both young adults and children.
Fictional characters, Alex, Ali, and Al find themselves in a house... a room... an ephemeral space, and must simply learn to leave, if only it was that simple? Lost Shoe was written and created by Masters students of Theatre, Carley Dawson and Stevie Williams, whose mission is to create new performance that generates conversation about mental health and well being.
A fantastical and surreal performance using exciting theatre techniques and stylised acting, that raises the profile for generalised anxiety in our younger generations.
Writers: Carley Dawson and Stevie Wiliiams
Cast: Poppy Lowles, Stevie Williams and Carley Dawson
Lost Shoe workshop can be an add on to the performance or a stand alone event. The workshop is 40 minutes in length and is fully participatory, going through some of the key areas around anxiety. Students are given the opportunity to explore and understand what anxiety is through dramatic practice and creates a sense that there is a communal experience of feeling anxious. 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.
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 40 minute interactive workshop highlighting the key points of generalised anxiety in a preformative and engaging way. Workshops include resourceful information, Q&A sections, and are run by director and cast.