Lost Shoe is a 60 minute 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 decide what happens. In 1844 Søren Kierkegaard stated 'the dizziness of choice', and there is only more of that today! This is a surreal performance using exciting theatre techniques to raise the profile for generalised anxiety and the impact is has across our schools.
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 illness and well being.
Specific research focuses for are Art as well being and raising conversation for mental illness.
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.