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Women Unscene is a new theatre project set up to support local women by providing a group where stay at home mums, retired ladies, those suffering from poor confidence or at risk of suffering from isolation can come together, socialize with other women, learn new performance skills and create regular performances for young audiences.
We aim to:
1. Use performance techniques to develop confidence and encourage positive health and well-being.
2. Explore and share new creative skills.
3. Reduce isolation by providing opportunities for women to socialize, build friendships and work as a team.
4. Create regular performances which encourage literacy skills aimed at younger audiences.
SKILLS WE EXPLORE:
*Using spoken word and poetry
*Masks in storytelling
*Delivering and learning lines
*Music and percussion
*Use of voice
Working with the Puppet Soup Theatre Company
During our pilot project we developed a new link with the Puppet Soup Theatre Company whom came in and led some of our workshops. They gave us a small insight into how to be a puppeteer. We explored the relationship between the puppet and the Puppeteer, hold to work with different kinds of puppets on stage as well developing team work and concentration on stage. We then used what we had learnt to devise our own characters to retell the story of Red Riding Hood using puppets.
Click here to find out more about the Puppet Soup Theatre Company
Our performance of Red Riding Hood and friends
Our first production was a performance of Red Riding Hood and friends using puppets at the Loughton Library. We performed our free show to members of the Parent Toddler group, Daddy Cool group and members of the public. The performances both sold out and were a wonderful success.
Supporting the community during Covid 19
We have continued developing our work by meeting regularly via zoom to explore new performance skills and create audio recordings of popular children's stories which we have then offered as free resources for parents during the lock-down.
The Women Unscene Project has been supported by: