In February 2022 we delivered 5 online workshops with Climate Activists.
We learnt about theatre-making & building reslience to combat burnout, in partnership with The Resilience Project.
Screenshot of a Zoom session with 11 people.
Across March and April 2021, we held 3 online consultations with 8 climate activists via Zoom.
A big part of creating BURNOUT has involved working with a group of climate activists to learn about theatre and activism, informing our process and show.
The aim of these consultations was to...
• Engage like-minded climate activists with shared frustrations.
• Learn how theatre and activism can engage social change.
• Explore different experiences in creative ways.
• Host a space for people to have their concerns listened to.
• Co-create a manifesto of demands for the show.
Screenshot of a Zoom session with 9 people.
Each session was 2 hours long, exploring different theatre making techniques and facilitating discussions around climate activism, burnout and how we can creatively raise awareness of the issues experienced in activism.
A common thread between the activists was the shared negative experience of burning out whilst doing activism, especially those who are working class and/or people of colour.
Throughout the sessions, we created a Manifesto of demands: this was a set of ideals that the activists wanted ShyBairn to adhere to whilst making BURNOUT as well as ideas for the future.
In January/February 2022, we will continue to work with activists to inform our show making processes and to work together to combat burnout within activism.