(C) HYDAR DEWACHI

(C) HYDAR DEWACHI

Join Implicated Theatre in an immersive theatre event based on experiences of migratory hope, fear, despair and anticipation. In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Viola asked “What country, Friends, is this?” Travelling for refuge, change, and establishing new lives was as much a part of the world then as it is today.

This performance emerges from a series of workshops using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. Deciding to leave your homeland implies a moment of hope in the future, as well, perhaps, as a time of desperation, fear and retreat. Invisibility, discrimination and injustice, achievement, change and aspiration, are all elements of the experience of going to live in a new place. Implicated Theatre have worked in collaboration with the Migrants Resource Centre and Justice for Domestic Workers.

Implicated Theatre has been working since October 2011 in a series of workshops and performances forming part of their residency with the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project. Instigated through a collaboration with artists from no.w.here and theatre director Frances Rifkin, the experimental workshops explore the relationships between political speech and action, the self and the collective, voice and silence. Forming close relationships with migrant’s rights groups and unions, Implicated Theatre creates theatrical interventions inspired by real-life struggle, and highlighting issues of social justice.

Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone St, NW8 8SR

The event is free but please email: amalk@serpentinegalleries.org to book a place

Please note: the event will be filmed

Photos by Hydar Dewachi