It’s Hard for me to Keep Quiet

SEVEN has been staged all over the world, but never in Scotland. We felt staging this powerful play would be a way of creating space for women to come together to explore human rights in a creative way, while increasing their social connections and confidence, and supporting and learning from one another’s activism.

We held an introductory workshop online in May and invited women who were human rights activists, or who wanted to become one, to come along and find out more about participating in SEVEN. We were overwhelmed by the number of women who wanted to participate, so much so, we doubled the number of participants! Many of our cast had never acted or performed on stage before.

It's Hard for me to keep quiet

Through the rehearsal process, the women shared their own human rights concerns, some of which are shared below. Our cast are keen to continue working together after this performance; as well as performing in Fife in early 2023, they are keen to speak to lawmakers and duty bearers about breaches of human rights in their communities.

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