Jan 252013

Word-PlaylogoblkI’m a little bit scared. But in a good way. After nearly 18 months of planning, fundraising and hard thinking, Take Art’s new initiative, Word/Play, is about to start.

Word/Play brings together theatre, spoken word and digital media to create change. It’s for people in Somerset: individuals, groups and communities. Anyone, in fact, who wants their voice to be heard, to feel better about themselves or to make a difference to their quality of life.

Any new idea is bound to be informed by our own beliefs and passions. For me, it’s simple: theatre is about change. It’s about doing things to people and enabling people to do things for themselves. That may range from a show in a village hall brightening our mood to the profound behavioural changes inspired by a forum theatre project. Continue reading »