* Going Home is a play that realistically depicts the racism and discrimination faced by people from racially minoritised backgrounds in the UK today. It is based in the 12 hours leading up to and following the 2021 Euro’s Final.
The accompanying workshop explores how to negotiate and challenge racism and is delivered with a team which includes those who have lived experience of racism as well as an ally of those who experience racism. We have partnered up with Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC) for some delivery of the workshop.
* Going Home, written by Curtis Cole, directed by Tess Farley.
Raise awareness of racism (including unconscious, everyday and overt)
Prevent risk of racism
Encourage and empower people to challenge racism
Explore community led solutions, responses and prevention tactics
Provide information of where to get support
Interactive theatre workshop
Debate and group discussions
Professional theatre performance
Critical thinking exercises
Workshops 1.5 hours (flexible dependent on partner and participant needs)
Up to four workshops/performances per day
Ideally between 10 and 60 people per session (flexible dependent on partner needs)
Further pre booking details completed via email correspondence with Odd Arts
Costs depend on:
Additional / specific requirements of partner
Evaluation depth / requirements
Number of preparatory meetings required
Requests for additional staff
Number of actors
Between £650 to £1,100 per half day and £880 and £1,600 per full day. All costs include lead facilitators, actors and evaluation.
”Stand up for what's right. Detect hate crime & be a good listener.”
”Treat everyone equally & I don't leave anyone out.”
”I will be kinder.”
”I heard stuff like this a couple of times and it’s a real thing. The play cannot get any more real. It's down to the point and shows what it needs to.”
"To challenge but not shut down difficult conversations.”
"It taught me to listen to people carefully without judgement.”
”It helped me understand what options are available if you’re feeling isolated.”
"Our Year 9 and 10 students were visited by Odd Arts to watch a powerful and memorable piece of theatre. The play allowed our students to watch how radical thoughts and feelings can spiral out of control and how vulnerable some young people are. The play was well acted and it was clear that a lot of thought, care and research had gone into this piece to ensure that our students are educated and made aware of the dangers around them. The workshop after the play allowed our students to consolidate their understanding and voice their own opinions through the form of forum theatre and it really did give them a chance to explore how this situation could have been prevented.”
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You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community projects and sessions.
We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.