I Am A Voice

I Am A Voice

Thu 06 - Fri 07 March 2014

I Am A Voice

Beautiful spoken word, song and storytelling combine to explore the many hardships, issues and problems that women around the globe continually face within their own society and search for their inner voices.

"I Am A Voice" aims to raise awareness of the issues women face on a day-to-day basis in different communities, cultures and countries around the world.
This performance is a development from the original project of "I Am A Voice" in April 2013, which was a 10-week collaborative project working with a Christian Community Group and a community of Congolese women and children. The performance engaged audiences and participants in a dialogue that focused on why and how every hour, every minute and every second women in the Congo are challenged with rape as a weapon of war.

There will be a community celebration after the performance in the Front of House areas and bar after each performance where you are invited to join us to celebrate, grab a drink and a snack and carry on the conversation.
“‘I am a voice’ has found a way to bring a very sensitive subject into the open through arts performance, slight comedy and a great dose of genius. From start to finish, the play had me mesmerized. And what's more, at the end, the quick fire questions gave the audience a time think.” Audience Member
“The performance l found very stimulating, emotional and beautifully produced. I thought the idea of a discussion, the use of questions and debate at the end was quite brilliant.” Harthill Youth Worker
“As someone who has spent the last two years working with several Congolese groups l am very aware of the situation in the DRC.I would love this quality evening to be shared with others up and down the country.” Vivienne Spoor, Congo Activist

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I AM A VOICE began in 2013 as part of a ‘Community Drama’ Final Research Project at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. It brought communities together in a workshop based environment, producing different dialogues, conversations and discussions through story telling. It worked with Congolese participants and a Christian community group, focusing on how Theatre for Development can be used to break the silence for women oppressed in a patriarchal society, but currently living in the UK - as their moral philosophy is shaped by their cultural upbringing.
I AM A VOICE is now taking place again in March 2014, in conjunction with International Women's Week. This second project is being developed in a theatre-based setting, bringing old and new ideas into the space, through the Unity Theatre’s ‘Making Art’ Scheme. The project is led by Lina Sebuyange and supported by two creative facilitators, Sarah Meath and Samuel Erskine.


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Prices: £8 I £7 conc
Times: 8pm
Seating: Unallocated
Additional fees: Ticket postage (optional) £1.00
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