Islington People’s Theatre is an Applied Theatre for Social Change Community Interest Company (CIC) incorporated in July 2019. Based in Islington, North London our work will extend to working with community and marginalised groups throughout the borough, using applied theatre and drama processes, such as improvisation and devising, to co-create socially engaged work for personal, social and political change. We believe these processes can offer a platform for those voices and communities who are not being heard, a way to re-connect with the self and others, reduce isolation, develop creativity and provide a space to explore and create alternatives.
Applied theatre is an umbrella term for a range of drama and theatre practices. It mainly takes place with groups who have had no previous experience of working with drama or theatre practice in non-traditional theatre settings such as community centres, schools, PRUs, treatment centres, prisons, approved premises and care homes.
What we do
Islington People’s Theatre runs bespoke applied theatre projects from one day workshops to week long programmes. Additionally we run weekly sessions in blocks of eight, ten or twelve weeks long, depending on the needs of the group and the partner organisation. We work with a range of community groups with an emphasis on working with vulnerable and marginalised groups including adults in recovery and addiction, adults with experience of the Criminal Justice System, elderly adults who are isolated and adults with dementia.