Cardboard Citizens theatre company ran a drama workshop with our Year 10 students focusing on forum theatre. This is when actors run through the story once, then repeat it and the audience can suggest changes to the action which ultimately affects the ending.
The session was directed by Tony McBride, Director of Projects at Cardboard Citizens, along with his colleague Spike. The Company is performing their new production, Glasshouse, at the Cube next week and students have been invited along.
Teacher Miss Bailey said: ‘The students did a practical about negotiating through characterisation. Cardboard Citizens perform a style of forum theatre that means the audience participates and changes the outcomes. Many of the company’s pieces are based on homelessness and exploring why people become homeless. The company normally tours around hostels to get homeless people involved in theatre and seeing that life can be different. Tony has given them an idea about what forum theatre is and they have been invited to the production next Thursday. Potentially we will use what we have done in this workshop alongside our curriculum and the students have responded really well to Tony and Spike.’