From 2015 - 2017 I was one of the artistic mentors on the Barbican Box project. Barbican Box aims to ignite and support theatre making in schools and colleges through a process of devising and creating work from scratch.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Barbican Box is a portable box filled with the ‘ingredients’ for making and creating theatre, containing a range of stimuli, ideas and provocations designed to encourage an imaginative, theatrical and adventurous approach to theatre making. Accompanying the Box is a package of resources to support the devising process with your group, including teachers’ CPD at the Barbican, artist mentor visits to your school/college, free theatre tickets to a Barbican performance and online learning resources.
One of the distinctive elements of the project is that each year every group receives exactly the same box and identical resources as the starting point for this process, but where they take the ideas from this creative stimulus will be entirely driven by the teacher and their students – we simply provide the catalyst for creative experimentation.