INKBLOC was born through an outreach scheme, so working in this field is a place where we are right at home! We trained as theatre practitioners on our Made in Bristol course at Bristol Old Vic, and love working alongside young people and different communities in our work.
Bristol Old Vic: Cotham Young Directors
In 2017 – 2018 Alison & Claire worked as co-directors on the Cotham Young Directors scheme, a collaboration between Bristol’s leading performing Arts School and Bristol Old Vic. Over a period of 6 months, Alison and Claire worked with a group of sixth form students to create an entirely devised piece of theatre; ‘The Tale of Circlididal’.
In November 2017, Amy directed an outdoor, site specific performance of ‘Bottom’s Up’ in Hyde Park, London with the Central School of Speech and Drama. The piece was part of the international live stream event which used theatre to discuss climate change, in collaboration with Climate Change Theatre Action.
In 2016 & 2017 the company worked with Wyldwood Arts, a south west based arts company working with older people in care homes. We ran workshops with the group and devised two performances with the older participants and for them, performing at Monica Wills home in Bristol and Wyldwood Arts Festival “Mayfest”.