Last week Acting Now had the chance to participate in Camp Camp, a summer residential for LGBT+ young people in Cambridgeshire organized by The Kite Trust: An intense, vibrant and incredibly rewarding project.
We were lucky enough to work with an amazing group of 9 LGBT+ young people whose honesty, curiosity and creativity touched our hearts.
LGBT+ young people often struggle to express themselves and talk freely about the issues that are important for them. At Acting Now we work to build safe spaces where people can leave worries on the doorstep and find a voice to talk about their issues and communicate freely.
For three intense days the group lived and worked together. We applied different theatre techniques such as Theatre of the Oppressed or Rainbow of Desire. The ultimate goal was to create short theatre pieces out of their personal experiences and from their own ideas… The results left us speechless. They came up with ten innovative, brave and vibrant short theatre scenes which they presented proudly.
From next month we will be working with some of the participants in a weekly project run in partnership with The Kite Trust. Theatre will help us both to stablish actives connexions between the young people and to express their worries in a creative manner. Working from their own material we will put up a theatre production that will help to engage with the community and to raise self-confidence and proudness in the participants.
Keep an eye on that, we are certain the result will be amazing!