We’ve been working with Dramatherapist Kate Copley since 2015. Here Kate tells us a little bit about the work she’s been doing with Providence Court, one of our services in Exeter. Providence Court is a community resource centre with Sense’s flagship community café, Café 55, which is run by deafblind and disabled volunteers.
The creative juices have been flowing in full force at Senses Intervenor Service. A talented group of individuals (also known as The Actors), have been meeting weekly at Providence Court with the support of a local Dramatherapist and several Intervenors (The Support Actors) to learn theatre and acting techniques, dramatic devices, role-play, improvisation and other imaginative, creative methods with the aim of putting on a show in May, 2016.
Each actor has imagined their own individual character from playing drama games with props, costume and their imagination by using their own experiences and interests as stimulus and are in the midst of working together to develop an original devised show to be performed at the Cygnet Theatre in Exeter.
We have so far seen the appearances of a professional tennis star, a peg legged pirate, a pirate princess, a soldier, a magical cat, a secretary and a dancer. The actors are collaborating with their peers and are beginning their exciting journey together.
What will happen on their adventure?
Will they travel to a distant land?
What will they find?
Watch this space as the story unfolds…