Our passions for theatre, stories, community and nature continue to collide. This year we are researching and developing a myriad of new work inspired by the natural world. We are looking at the importance of soil, the rhythms of the seasons, ancient creation myths and modern rituals that connect us to each other and back to the earth.
It has been evident for some time that people are becoming more and more detached from the natural world. Technology provides us with some wonderful and exciting new possibilities and may indeed be the answer to many of our modern struggles but it also brings with it new problems. Both urban and rural children spend less and less time outside. A screen dominated life is increasing isolation and decreasing connections between families, friends and communities. We are loosing some of the knowledge and physical skills of the past that brought us together and gave us purpose and forfillment.
This year we are exploring new ways of using theatre to create connections. Telling stories, making music, building multi sensory spaces and creating community rituals. We will be exploring how technology might be harnessed as a means of reconnecting us with the earth. We will be creating shared experiences which remind us all of the pleasure and importance of getting outside and spending time with each other.