Staging Recovery to perform at the REP

Keshena Bowie

We are excited to announce that our ensemble from the recovery community in Birmingham have created their own piece, which they will be performing at The REP in Birmingham on Friday 22 July at 1pm.  

Staging Recovery consists of people from a variety of different recovery agencies across the city and at various stages in their recovery journey.  Generously funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Geese Theatre Company and the ensemble have been working together since early May 2016, exploring stories and experiences through creative writing, theatre, film and movement and they will use all of their new skills to produce and perform their own piece for an invited audience from across the recovery community.  Although some participants performed at The REP as part of the pilot project in 2015, for others this will be their first experience of performing to an audience and on such a high profile stage.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s, Sharing the Stage project, aims to ‘bring about long-term improvements in wellbeing, particularly for the most vulnerable, by creating connections across boundaries that deliver social, cultural and environmental value’.  Sharing the Stage aspires to bring participatory arts in to the mainstream, demonstrating its value both for individual participants and wider communities.

For more information about the event or to book your seat, please email rosie@geese.co.uk or call 0121 4496222