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Spect-Act Festival

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Out of the Blue & Drill Hall Arts Cafe

36 Dalmeny Street

Edinburgh

EH6 8RG

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Spect-Act is a network of Theatre of the Oppressed Companies in Edinburgh supported by Active Inquiry. The techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed blur the lines between actor and audience and offer a space for dialogue, solidarity and building knowledge.

We have built this strong network over the past two years, exploring issues of addiction, mental health, domestic violence and gender inequality and the themes of oppression, misuse of power and solidarity.

We want you to become part of this network for the weekend and join us in the debates and dialogues that we have started together.

Come and see performances from Active Inquiry and the Shakti, Alma and Bethany Theatre Companies. As well as some amazing theatre you can eat lunch from the Out of the Blue cafe, hear some live music, contribute to our exhibition and much more!


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Saturday

11.00am

Tea and coffee

11.30 am

The Bethany Theatre Company presents The Interview

Sally has an interview for her dream job. Should her past history of addiction and imprisonment affect her chances?

12.30pm

Lunch and music

1.30pm

Just Festival programme

We are delighted to welcome the Just festival to talk about their unique programme of events in Edinburgh this August.

1.45pm

The Shakti Theatre Company presents Dancing in Freedom

Dancing in Freedom is a powerful, moving and uplifting exploration of why gender-based violence and abuse exists and how we can become free of it, individually and collectively.

2.45pm

Tea and Coffee

3.15pm

The Alma Theatre Company presents Happy Birthday?

Ursula is an artist and an activist who has experienced mental health difficulties throughout her adult life. We take a creative and unusual look back at the challenges she has faced, the progress she has seen and the unexpected fights she still has to overcome.

4.15pm

Drinks and Music

5.00pm

Finish


Sunday

11.00am

Tea, coffee and pastries

11.30am

Active Inquiry presents The Fair-Ground

Roll up roll up! Pay your money and play the game! Everyone has an equal chance in the Fair-Ground don't they? Or are some games rigged for a privileged few?

12.30pm

Finish


2pm

Acting together: Theatre of the Oppressed as active enquiry (limited places)

The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners from theatre, community work, critical pedagogy and research to share practices, ideas and questions about the use of Theatre of the Oppressed in the current social and political context.

Supported by CARN, CUSP and CAMINA.

To register for the workshop please email a.ackland@abdn.ac.uk

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36 Dalmeny Street

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