A UCAN Production
Supported by Arts Council of Wales and Community Trade Union and developed from The Art of Kindness Project.
Saturday September 2nd at 7.30pm
Senghennydd Rd, Cardiff CF24 4YE
Nidum Art Centre
Wednesday 6th September at 7.30pm
Neath Port Talbot College, Dwr-Y-Felin Rd, Neath SA10 7RF
Tickets are free and are issued on a first come first served emailing [email protected] or calling 02920870554 or 07812051815
GOOD COMPANY is an innovative and original theatre performance, which examines the relationship between, acts of kindness and acts that cause pain. Developed from The Art Of Kindness Project, this exciting piece of theatre has been created from 30 real life recorded interviews. These have been bravely provided both by those who have experienced every day discrimination and disability hate crime and those who have experienced acts of kindness that have made a difference to their lives.
Taking a unique approach, UCAN Members, as ‘Playmakers’, used audio recordings of people’s real stories and their actual words to craft an audio, rather than a written, play text. This is the organisation’s first ever audio script and the production explores and plays with sound and the spoken word. Supported by professional playwright and deviser Dinos Aristidou and Artistic Director Bernie Latham, contributors and playmakers explore verbatim theatre conventions and have developed an approach to playmaking and performance that is accessible.
The project has been developed in response to a direct request from the Community Trade Union and in particular the Welsh members from the National League of Blind and Disabled (NLBD) and is supported by The Arts Council of Wales
UCAN Production is a performance arts organisation for blind and partially sighted young people and their friends