TROJANS UK 22 - UKRAINE APPEAL
10th AUGUST 7PM - SHOWING - PLAYGROUND THEATRE, LATIMER ROAD, W10 6RQ
We are having a 'Showing' of the new Trojans UK 22 play at the Playground Theatre, Latimer Road, London W10, on 10th August, as part of K+C Festival.
Directed by Shani Erez and Amanda Waggott
Adapted by Charlotte Eagar, William Stirling, Amanda Waggott and the cast
Produced by the Trojan Women Project
This is the result of 12 weeks of weekly psycho-social support drama workshops at SET Kensington
TROJANS UK 22 - DRAMA WORKSHOPS, PLAY AND TOUR
Trojans UK 22 is a brand new production of The Trojan Women, with a cast of Ukrainian, Syrian and Afghan refugees and host community members - with a core cast of Ukrainian and Syrian professionals, actors in their own countries before they were forced to leave. We are running a series of weekly community drama psycho-social support workshops in different areas, starting at SET Studios Kensington, London W8.
Our cast have worked their own stories of exile into the text of Euripides' anti-war classic tragedy.
The aim of this project is to help refugees to overcome their feelings of isolation, depression and trauma and give them a platform to tell their stories to the world.
The weekly drama workshops include a hot meal and a creche for participants' children.
We have started our pilot project in London W8, partnering with SET Kensington, the Ukrainian Community Centre and Playground Theatre W10. We will also run a subsequent project in London SW10, partnering with the Chelsea Theatre. We are currently looking at two more theatres in South and East London. Our intention is to tour this project country-wide over the next two years.