Community

Our community work involves bespoke projects which are born out of responses to our productions. Through these projects, we want to enable our local communities to contribute to the debate raised in our shows and to tell their own stories in response.

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RECENT PROJECTS:

The Key Workers Cycle 
Wed 9 – Sat 12 Mar

The Key Workers Cycle – was a collection of new plays by Francesca Beard, Sonali Bhattacharyya, Josh Elliott, Annie Jenkins, Eno Mfon, Nessah Muthy, Danusia Samal, Yomi Ṣode and Molly Taylor that celebrate the stories of those who keep our daily lives running, performed by professional actors, local community participants and key workers. Produced in partnership with All Change, Clean Break and Graeae.

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

The Key Workers Cycle Rehearsal Photos (By Ali Wright and Tracey Anderson)

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The Wave Community Response Project
The Rose Lipman Building

Sat 13 Jul - Tue 23 Jul

Sharing at 3pm, Tue 23 Jul
In connection with the 2019 Almeida Young Company performance of The Wave, we invited community members to create a short response performance over five sessions. The participants worked with Jess Latowicki and Tim Cowbury, from made In China Theatre, to explore the ideas of liveness in theatre, and what is true in a performance. Their sharing was held on the set of the Wave.


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Summerversity
Islington West Library, New Unity Hall and Almeida Theatre
Mon 30 Jul - Fri 3 Aug 2018 (11 - 5pm, performance 4.30pm Fri 3 Aug)
As part of Islington’s 'Summerversity' programme, we held a week of workshops with local schools and Director Chris Sonnex  to create a new piece of theatre featuring writing workshops, backstage tours and devising skills sessions as well as the chance to gain a Bronze Level Arts Award. The Summerversity "play in a week" project supported by Summerversity & Launchpad, Islington council culminated in the performance Student Body by Nicôle Lecky.

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Shuffle
Sun 30 Sep - Mon 1 Oct 2018
Shuffle was a response piece to Dance Nation, exploring the effect of music and song a dance with members of the community. 

Young Leaders
Alongside the Figures of Speech project, we hosted a Young Leaders programme. The Almeida Young Leaders is a scheme giving young people with something vital to say the tools and platform to do so. Each young leader has been mentored by a writer and director to develop their ideas, structuring a speech and skills in public speaking.


 
OTHER COMMUNITY PROJECTS:

Against all Odds




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