While the themes of our plays often suggest who we reach out to for collaboration, sometimes communities and organisations come to us with ideas and support. For example, we approached Southall Black Sisters to help with the research for Piece of Silk. In the course of this research we created Unspoken for them, which in turn was seen by The Travellers Movement who then asked us to collaborate with them on Never Going To Beat You.
But our work isn’t just one way: when we work with someone we hope we give as much back as we receive.
Here is some of the feedback we received from the groups we worked with during the research and development phase on Pandora:
… I was very glad that I had made the effort to join the group. The whole experience has been such an uplifting one, partly because of the diversity of the group, but mainly by the enthusiasm of Jennie. The opportunity we had to work with some pupils from Gladesmore School was very enjoyable both for the group and the children alike, and the play reading… made me for one very proud to have been a part of it
– member of U3A
….. On the final day of the project, the students had their timetable suspended for the entire day to work with the ladies from U3A… this was an amazing feat as it was the first time many of my students had interacted with elderly people in this way. This project allowed my students to feel special… that people felt highly of them”
– Chantelle Sargeant: Year 9 English teacher at Gladesmore Community School
Giants has never worked in isolation. Our creative energy is inspired by the voices and communities around us. If you would like to collaborate with us or have an idea, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up to our newsletter so that you’ll be the first to hear about who we’re working with.