MotheR/DaughteR 

– with Sussex Dance Network

In 2020 during lockdown, SUAO in collaboration with Sussex Dance Network, facilitated a practical workshop exploring the intricate relationships between mothers and daughters created in collaboration with Sussex Dance Network.

Using verbatim text, and movement, we explored the complexities present in families and specifically between mothers and daughters, and how they communicate and navigate through difficult conversations.

Over two days we worked with a written text and in a safe and trusting environment, we looked at themes and emotions and how they can be expressed with our bodies and movement. On the second day we were joined by professional dancers who worked alongside us to create an interpretation of the letter.

Using methods and techniques from verbatim theatre, we devised material which was honest and powerful, and told authentic stories of emotional bonds.

In another exciting collaboration, we are continuing the theme of Motherhood, by creating an alternative tour of Brighton & Hove, as part of the ABCD Plan for Cultural Recovery, to be performed in March 2022.

 

 

Rebel Boob 

 

We are delighted to have received funding to facilitate a series of workshops for people who have direct or indirect experience of breast cancer. 
 
These workshops will take place in Brighton, in Spring 2022, and will offer participants the opportunity to explore theatre and art techniques, in a space of shared experience. No previous experience in theatre or art is necessary, as these activities are introductory and are designed to be playful and expressive, rather than results orientated. They will be weekly, over a period of 6 weeks. Dates to be confirmed.
 
The communities I am keen to hear from, are those who don’t often access support groups and/or whose experiences are not often represented. They include, but are not confined to:
 
– Men (who have had a breast cancer diagnosis)
– LGBTQIAA+ community
– Trans community
– Global majority community (including east and south asia, arabic, and middle eastern) 
– Black community
– Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers 
– Those with no fixed abode
 
If you are interested in participating, or know someone who might be, please send an email to: info@speakupactout.co.uk 

Workshops

Whether you are a corporation, an educational institute, a charity or a community group, we can tailor a workshop to suit your needs.

We work closely with our clients to develop a programme which is fulfilling and all participants are engaged and fulfilled. The timing, frequency and material of the session/s, are variable and are established following an initial discussion between us and you!

Our workshops are led by artists, teachers and professionals, who are trained in facilitating sessions for various age groups and abilities – you do not need to have previous experience to attend our workshops.

Our facilitators are DBS checked and resistance trained.

Please contact us to discuss how we can create a workshop ideal for your organisation.

Organisations that we have had the pleasure of collaborating with, include: 

Sussex Dance Network, Cascade Creative Recovery, A Band of Brothers, ManKind, FirstBase, BHT Shorehouse, Sussex Central YMCA, MissRepresented, Cherry Personal Development,  LEO Learning, Keele University, Bournemouth University, NCIA, Sussex Student Union, Brighton Women’s Centre, Brighton Youth Centre, Grassroots Suicide Prevention.