Get Involved, Change the Outcome invites audience members, residents and local experts to address the issue homelessness in Bristol.
Cardboard Citizens have been in residency at Bristol Old Vic, working with local people with experience of homelessness. The evening will start with a sharing of a scratch performance, produced over a two-week workshop programme, which will be a creative catalyst for an interactive debate and panel discussion.
The aim of the event is to ask what we can do differently to challenge homelessness – what systems and policies need to change to help our fellow citizens?
Cardboard Citizens work using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, and the participants in workshops – all Bristol residents with lived experience of homelessness – have created a thought-provoking exploration of the causes that lie behind this deeply important issue.
Katy Rubin, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, NYC will be chairing the panel with speakers including:
Cllr Paul Smith, Bristol Cabinet Member for Housing
Val Thompson, Shelter Leader, Spring of Hope Women's Shelter
Paul Blake, Campaigner, Right to Shelter