CAN was delighted to present two solo theatre pieces made by international theatre-makers, Fereshteh Mozaffari and Mahboobeh Rajabi as part of the REACT Festival.

CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol

CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol

Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March 2018 at the actacentre in Bristol.

CAN was delighted to share two solo theatre pieces made by international theatre-makers, Fereshteh Mozaffari and Mahboobeh Rajabi as part of the REACT Festival. These pieces, One More Push and Dancing the Lash, explored Iranian women’s narratives. They were extremely well received with lots of interest in the pieces being further developed for touring.

The REACT Festival explored the significance of community theatre for the integration of refugees & asylum seekers with host communities across Europe. The three REACT project partners from Bristol, Rotterdam and Palermo came together to share their learning about making theatre with refugees. They were joined by theatre companies and practitioners, academics and students for a series of workshops and conversations, as well as six new refugee theatre shows.

Each morning started with a morning-after conversation to discuss the show seen the night before, with an opportunity to ask questions and to hear more from the performers and directors. This was followed by a presentation from one of the three REACT partners, each with a different model, taking an in-depth look at how they approached making refugee theatre in their country.

After lunch, the afternoon sessions included practical and conversation workshops, as well as matinee performances.

Workshops, talks and shows from – Good Chance, Phosphoros Theatre, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Community Arts North West (CAN), Catrin Evans, PAN Intercultural Arts, Rewrite, acta (Bristol), Rotterdams Wijktheater (Holland) and Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (Sicily).