We are the citizens'. This is our Assembly. We are the actors in this story.
What are we doing about the climate emergency? What are we not doing? What more could we be doing? What more should we be doing?
A collaboration with applied arts practitioner Lynsey O'Sullivan, A CITIZENS' ASSEMBLY is the latest and most ambitious work in the PLAYS FOR THE PEOPLE project.
The play tells a story of some people in a room who have met to discuss this issue.
The assembled audience play the people in the play.
The set is the room they are in.
Through three acts opinions and positions are offered. Conversations and arguments around the themes and ideas take place. In the third act a discussion happens concerning what might happen next.
Developed through conversations with individuals and organisations, including climate scientists at The Tyndall Centre for climate change research at The University of Manchester, and with the support of The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, A CITIZENS' ASSEMBLY uses the form of the PLAYS FOR THE PEOPLE project to explore and consider this important but sometimes overwhelming issue through a collective act of play.
The work is designed to be able to take place in any room where people can gather and talk to each other. It is suitable for ages 14+. The ideal audience anything between 25 and 150 people.
From Spring 2024 we will undertake performances in Studio Theatres, Classrooms and Community Halls. We want to reach as broad an audience as we possibly can. If you are interested in hosting a performance or contacting us for further information.
Please check back for tour dates, which will be published here soon.