Citz begin Forum Theatre residency with armed force veterans

Posted on: 19 September 2018

Written by: Niamh Hicks

Cardboard Citizens will work with armed force veterans this autumn as we embark on our new residency in London. 

In this unique project funded by the Royal British Legion, we have begun outreach work to bring together armed force veterans to create a new piece of theatre based on their own experiences. We'll be supporting participants to share their personal experiences through Forum Theatre workshops, providing a safe space for them to have their voice heard. We'll be running taster workshops in October and those interested in continuing to work with us can sign up to our residency.

Over the two week residency (29 Oct to 9 Nov) participants will work with Cardboard Citizens artists to share stories, learn acting skills and earn an employability qualification. The residency will culminate in a public performance based on real-lived experiences on the 9 November at The Old Library, Theatre Delicatessen. This will be a chance for us to open up debate and change perceptions around the issues of being a veteran and homeless.

The performance coincides with the centenary of Armistice this November; a timely reminder of the issues faced by veterans experiencing homelessness today, and a chance to ask what more can be done to help.

If you or someone you know is an armed force veteran and/or has experience of homelessness, please share details for people interested in participating in the project or email flora@cardboardcitizens.org.uk