Shakespeare Beyond serves to empower and give a voice to marginalised communities through theatre. Growing from our vision to use Shakespeare as a platform for positive change, these programmes go beyond traditional theatre spaces, exploring ourselves and our stories, often incorporating Theatre of the Oppressed and an embodied approach to Shakespeare’s text. With this work, those commonly under-represented and missing in regular theatrical engagement, can share in Shakespeare’s words and find their own voice, as performers, workshop participants, and audience members.
CURRENT SHAKESPEARE BEYOND PROJECTS INCLUDE:
OTHER PROJECTS HAVE INCLUDED:
Forum Theatre Project with the Jeay Street Community Centre
Raising Voices: Empowering Women to be Heard – this event was supported by WYCA Queensland and the Queensland Government
Theatre Games with QSE: A Community Workshop promoting positivity and well-being – this event was delivered as part of Queensland Mental Health Week
Veteran Shakespeare – these projects were delivered in partnerships with Mates4Mates
Youth Justice – 2018 marked the beginning of a partnership between QSE and the Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre. Projects have included school holiday workshops, performances by our Shakespeare’s Shorts team, and term-time projects culminating in a performance by the participants.