WHO CARES? is a participatory theatre project for dementia carers with two core themes: Identity and Struggle. Swamped by responsibilities, carers often find there is little room left for them, their own identity. Their story gets lost. We will devise workshops and two shows that explore their predicament. We ask: Who or what makes me, me? We will answer this in entertaining, comic, caring and provocative ways. Our aim is to promote a greater understanding of dementia, give a clear voice to carers and provide a greater appreciation of their priceless contribution.
Using a 16th century Commedia scenario, this is an exciting 12-day Clown workshop spread over 4 weeks, to devise a show:
LOVE AND MADNESS
“Love that is not madness is not love”
We will play with the intrigues of lovers, servants and their masters as they struggle with love, rejection, revenge and jealousy. This world will be brought alive with a vibrant mixture of clowning and physical comedy to create an hilarious heartfelt show that will be performed on two nights in the Netherbow Theatre in Edinburgh's Storytelling Centre.