Women & Theatre (W&T) is bringing together a talented group of boys from different walks of life to create a new theatre production called Boys Talk this Saturday 23 May, 2.30pm and 6pm, staged within mac birmingham’s outdoor Arena. It will be an engaging celebration of male communication with movement, drama and spoken word.
Created using the stories and experiences of young men living in Birmingham, Boys Talk will explore how young men express themselves, what they talk about every day, what they never talk about and the impact of technology on their communication.
Working alongside professional artists including W&T’s Artistic Director Janice Connolly, Choreographer Jerrel Jackson and Stage Manager Liam Walsh, the young people have been involved in all aspects of the production – devising and scripting new work; creating new movement pieces; deciding on production design, lighting and staging, performing and stage managing the show. Participants will also have the chance to complete a Bronze Arts Award.
Delivered in partnership, Boys Talk will bring together Looked After boys (via SWIIS Foster Care), boys who have experienced bereavement (via Edwards Trust) and boys from Elmhurst School for Dance.
The project has been produced in association with mac birmingham with funding from Birmingham City Council (Next Generation), Children in Need, The Eveson Trust, The Harry Payne Trust and The Edwards & Dorothy Cadbury Trust.