In February 2022 we're running 5 online workshops with Climate Activists.
We will learn about theatre-making & building reslience to combat burnout.
WHAT WILL I DO?
Creatively share experiences of activism
Learn about theatre-making
Share resources for avoiding burnout and building resilience to it
Understand theatre as a form of activism
We're delivering these workshops in partnership with The Resilience Project.
For more information please email Becky & Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO IS IT FOR?
Climate Activists who are...
Working class and/or from the global majority.
Based in the UK
We especially welcome activists with
experience of flooding and other effects
of the climate crisis.
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.