Shakespeare Beyond serves to empower and amplify the voices of historically excluded communities through theatre. Growing from our vision of transforming communities through creativity, 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 or missing in regular theatrical engagement, can share in Shakespeare’s words and contribute their own voice, as performers, workshop participants, and audience members.
CURRENT SHAKESPEARE BEYOND PROJECTS INCLUDE:
OTHER SHAKESPEARE BEYOND PROJECTS HAVE INCLUDED:
Youth Shakespeare Project with Brisbane Youth Service
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.