The Year 11 Political Theatre evening showcased drama students work based on last term's unit of work. This unit was inspired by the work of Brecht and Boal, two unique theorists who used the world's events as their performance stimuli. As current news is disturbing and often shocking, this unit gave students the opportunity to explore these issues in a safe, yet creative, environment. Using the knowledge gained from exploring the two theorists, students worked collaboratively to create their own political theatre performances, each with its own statement about different topics which are relevant today.
The audience enjoyed the challenging approach to the exploration of issues such as the refugee crisis, gender inequalities, the South China Sea dispute and Trump's America, amongst other topics. Each group bravely communicated their piece, and by doing so, also expressed their thoughts and views. The evening demonstrated the importance of theatre's role in helping young people express the complexities of the world they are growing up in, and both audience and performers alike shared that learning experience through this special night.
A huge well done to the bravery that our Year 11's showed, and for all their hard work.