How to make Community Plays

Salford Community Theatre

Thursday 6th July 2023 at 6pm via Zoom

This free online workshop by Salford Community Theatre will use participants’ timelines to find shared histories and moments of socio-political awakening across places, professions, decades, and more. By comparing our experiences, we’ll mirror the process of building a community performance in finding parallels between each other and the past & present. 

The workshop will last about 2 hours and accommodate up to 20 people.

For a free ticket please click on the workshop title on the left under the image, which will take you to the Eventbrite page.

We’re keen to welcome a diverse range of ages, professions, and backgrounds to have stimulating and creative conversations. It would be useful if you have some comfort with performing or speaking to a group, an interest in theatre, and building communities. 

About Salford Community Theatre

Salford Community Theatre make community plays using Salford’s rich working-class history to comment and reflect on Salford’s present. In 2016, they brought together a large cast of non-professional community actors to create an immersive, promenade, site specific version of Walter Greenwood’s Love on the Dole. In 2019, Sarah Weston wrote The Salford Docker, a new community play for the city reflecting over 70 years of the Manchester Docks and the families of Ordsall. This was later adapted as a RADIO BALLAD reuniting the community cast through lockdown to record the audio play, which is available to listen to for free.

About the facilitators

The workshop will be led by Dr Sarah Weston & Steph Green (Directors of Salford Community Theatre)

How to make Community Plays is the second in the series of workshops run as part of the project Performing Resistance: theatre and performance in 21st century workers’ movements. Please contact us for more details.