During the IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO artistic residency we will research and develop a future theatre project exploring the psychological, social and political mechanisms of social compliance, obedience and the manufacturing of consent with a particular focus on the Bystander Effect.
We aim to deepen the various techniques and methodologies that we already use regarding acting, research and theatre-making which will help us achieve our overall artistic and activist goal: to use theatre as a platform for inspiring and provoking real grassroots activism.
BÉZNĂ Theatre’s IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO: theatre as a political tool workshop aims to share with the participants various techniques, methodologies and processes that are used by Sînziana and Nico when creating their politically driven work. The workshop will focus on their research process, their fictionalisation of the research, the importance of the role of the artist-activist and the visceral and creative presentation of the the work to an audience with the purpose of raising awareness and promoting change. BÉZNĂ Theatre is driven by the belief that theatre can be used as an empowering platform for provoking and inspiring grassroots activism and the workshop IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO: theatre as a political tool promises to share this experience with the participants. The workshop will focus on the concept of social compliance the social phenomenon of the Bystander Effect, the fact that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when others are present and its implications in today’s social and political climate.
Preferably with experience in theatre
Participants to have a good grasp of both Romanian and English as the workshop will take place in both languages
You can apply here
The workshop is FREE