'Speak To Power' Drama and Writing Sessions with Rank & File Theatre

Theatre is Life, Life is Theatre!

Rank & File Theatre is a Theatre of Sanctuary based in Reading, working with refugees, asylum seekers and people who experience disablement and or mental health challenges.

We are pleased to be starting 9 new weekly drama and writing sessions at South Street Arts Centre starting on Wednesday 11th October and running weekly until December 20th 2023. For the first phase of this new project 'Speak To Power' we will be focusing on writing stories based on our own personal experiences of climate change and displacement. Writing will be inspired by particular artefacts from The Museum of English Rural Life and Reading Museum. Limited spaces are available to people with refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, and people who experience disability or mental health challenges. Stories written will be recorded at the Film, Television and Theatre Department at the University of Reading and installed as a relaxed audio tour for the Museums. We expect to continue this project in January 2024 and will be developing this written material into an exciting play made by our participants.

If you like writing and theatre and are passionate about the environment and having your voice heard then get in touch and book your place now!

To book your free place please email: info@rankandfiletheatre.org

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jude Haste
Contact Position
Director Rank & File Theatre
07794180833 07794180833
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Where to go

South Street Arts Centre
21, South Street
Directions to RG1 4QU

Venue is wheelchair accesible

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Every Wednesday from 11th October 2023 - 20th December 2023: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Time of day
Session Information
Build confidence in your creative ability to write and perform real stories that matter! We work with translators where needed and we also are keen to write and speak in languages other than English. Each weekly session will focus on both writing and performance. Light refreshments will be provided.


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If you have any particular access needs please do get in touch, and we will do our best to accommodate them.


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