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working with
climate activists

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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