Wednesday 25 May, 10:30am – 1pm
An online introductory workshop for women who are interested in participating in our human rights drama project, SEVEN.
About this event
Are you an activist, campaigner or want to make change happen? Are you a woman based in Scotland?
Making Rights Real is bringing the play SEVEN to Scotland and we want you to take part.
SEVEN is a human rights documentary play that tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families and children around the globe. This play has been performed in 32 countries, translated into 25 languages and has never been performed in Scotland before.
By bringing SEVEN to Scotland, we want to support women living in Scotland, in this most challenging of times, to perform this play on Human Rights Day 2022. This is a unique opportunity to take part in a supportive, accessible and fun creative process where you will develop the performance skills to tell the story of these incredible women, through contemporary Scottish female voices.
What’s involved and why should I do this?
This is a project for women (including trans women) who want to make change happen… no drama experience required.
You will attend 10 drama workshops between July and December with SEVEN’s director Suzi Morrice. Suzi specialises in working with community participants to perform in professional theatre and community settings. In these workshops you will:
- Learn how to use your body and your voice for performance and how these skills can benefit your everyday life
- Meet other brilliant women.
- Build new networks
- Increase your confidence communicating the human rights issues affecting you and your community.
As a documentary play, SEVEN will be performed script in hand so no need to learn lines! Crucially, we will cover all transport costs and a crèche can be provided. Should you have any access requirements, these can be met…just let us know!
Sign up for this workshop to find out more.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Why Seven and why now?
From Russia to Cambodia and Pakistan to Ireland, SEVEN is the story of female survivors, activists and agents for change. Right now in Scotland, food injustice and employment insecurity are on the rise, utility bills are more than doubling and violence against women remains at epidemic proportions. SEVEN is a play for now and performed by the authentic voices of Scottish women will become the catalyst for an urgent conversation about women’s human rights in Scotland. You can find out more about SEVEN’s history and about the SEVEN activists here: https://seventheplay.com/
Register via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seven-introductory-workshop-tickets-324827667297?aff=eand
Made possible with funding from Awards for All, Foundation Scotland, Corra Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.