I’ve always loved theatre. The liveness, the immediacy, I love that it’s ‘now or never’ in a performance and it’s all happening with actors and audience together. Undertaking a career in the performing arts always seemed like the thing I had to do, so I studied at school, college and university to gain the skills I needed to make it happen! I was fortunate too to have had lots of experience working with children and young people before starting university and was able to channel this towards gaining some teaching and facilitating work alongside my studies. Most of my experience of facilitating drama had been teaching kids up until last year, with a little bit of experience volunteering delivering drama courses for the Sunderland Recovery College. None of that really compares to what I have discovered working with Inter-Acting.
I began working with Kim and the group last summer. I knew that they were working towards creating a performance about mental health, drawing upon the experiences of the group to explore a range of issues surrounding it. I knew that the group was small but fierce, people full of enthusiasm for theatre who wanted to be a part of making and performing something exciting and important. I knew that this sounded like something I could get involved in and wanted to be a part of and so my journey with Inter-Acting began.
There’s something really special about working with the same group over a prolonged period of time, getting to know people and discovering, and sometimes watching them discover, their talents. This process on its own is so rewarding, but the fact that this group has created a play about something meaningful, to themselves and the community at large, is wonderful. Every participant has their own voices and opinions and the performance incorporates that. It has been a real privilege working with the group over the last 10 months, working with them to take a bundle and form it into a full-length performance.
Performing alongside the group for their first performance in December was a wonderful and exciting experience as everyone had worked so hard to pull it together and create an engaging and thought-provoking show so I am delighted that we are able to do it again at Northern Stage on the 11th of May. This time we are offering a pre-show workshop.
I’d encourage everyone to come: it’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s improvised, it’s interactive and it’s important. Expect to think differently about thinking. It’s been a privilege to be a part of the process so far and I’m very excited to see where we all go from here!
7pm - pre-show workshop
8pm - show start time
Community theatre for social progression? A show about mental health with comedy in it? Participants with real experience within mental health as well? At the new Star And Shadow Cinema? 21:00 on Friday the 14th of December? It's only £4? And free for those who can't afford it?
Is this some kind of trick?
No trick buddy! We invite you all to come and share this experience with us.
You can buy tickets at: WWW.INTER-ACTING.CO.UK/BOOK-TICKETS
Limited seating so book up quick.
Expect to think differently about thinking.
LATE SHOW - 19TH MAY 2018 - 16:00-17:00 - SPACE SIX
Spaces available for our LATE SHOWS taster session in studio 1 in Space Six.
A simple game based way into creating theatre.
An hour workshop with Kim Tate the artistic director of Inter-Acting.
In this 1 hour workshop you will play games, gain confidence, meet new people and be challenged. Inter-Acting creates stories about the complications of being human, looking at topics such as: ethics, spirituality, communication and relationships. We create artistic ideas that support the social well-being of society.
UP UNTIL JULY
We are running free sessions every Saturday, tailored to the individuals who come. It's a safe space where you can meet new people, make friends and do something creative.
In these sessions we will be playing games, building group skills, confidence and devising theatre.
SPACE SIX - FLOOR SIX
COMMERCIAL UNION HOUSE
39 PILGRIM ST
Come along and join our ritual.
From the 10th of February, Inter-Acting will hosting free SOCIAL sessions at Space Six every Saturday 17:00 - 19:00 until July.
Inter-Acting create theatre with and for the community, and encourage participation in the arts. These workshops/ sessions are tailored to the individuals taking part. In these sessions you will meet friends, play games and engage with your imagination.
These events are in conjunction with Inter-Acting's FOCUS group running at Kommunity (Market St) every Tuesday evening from 18:00 - 20:00.
Inter-Acting are creating a play. Get involved by coming to our sessions or alternatively, get in touch:
25th of april 2017
A pop up celebration of North East Talent. A collection of devised theatre solos.
Only £5 for a ticket. Buy them HERE.