FROUD

WORK

INFORMATION

WE COULD BE HEROES - 2018

THE CITIES PROJECT - 2016

FABMAX - 2016

DRIFT - 2020

THE DRIFT - 2017 [R&D]

ARCHIVE

WHEN WE DIED - 2020

WE COULD BE HEROES

CONCEPT

THIS SHOW AND IT’S FRAMEWORK IS BASED ON, AND SUPPORTED BY, DR PHILLIP ZIMBARDO AND THE “HEROIC IMAGINATION PROJECT”. THE AIM IS TO REDEFINE HEROISM AND MAKE IT MORE RELEVANT FOR A 21ST CENTURY WORLD. CENTRAL TO THE HIP’S MISSION IS TO REDEFINE THE WAY WE LOOK AT HEROES AND HEROISM (IN TURN; VILLAINS AND VILLAINY), AND EMPOWER EACH OTHER TO STAND UP TO OPPRESSION AND HELP EACH OTHER: DEVELOPING A NETWORK OF ‘HEROES-IN-WAITING’. WE CELEBRATE THE LITTLE INSTANCES OF HEROISM IN OUR OWN LIVES; REVERE THE PEOPLE WE HOLD UP AS OUR ROLE MODELS AND INSPIRATION, AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO FIGHT IN THE NAME OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM FOR EVERYDAY FOLK LIKE YOU AND I.

 

IT IS A DUEL-MEDIA THEATRE PERFORMANCE: PRIMARILY TEXT-AND-SCREEN BASED. THE PERFORMANCE COMBINES SPOKEN WORD WITH SONG, MUSIC, TASK-WORK, VIGNETTE, AND PHYSICAL AND VISUAL SEQUENCES. THE SCREEN BLENDS STILL AND MOVING IMAGE, ANIMATIONS, GIFS, MEMES, AND KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY, AND ACTS TO ILLUSTRATE THE TEXT AND CONTENT OF THE LIVE PERFORMERS. IT'S ALSO A LIGHT SOURCE, A SCENIC BACKDROP, AND PROMPT-SOURCE FOR INTERACTIVE/PARTICIPATORY ELEMENTS.

COMMISSIONED                     BOOTWORKS THEATRE COMPANY

 

DIRECTED                         ROBERT DANIELS

WRITTEN & PERFORMED              CURTIS ARNOLD-HARMER & FROUD

 

VIDEO DESIGN                     GEORGIE HOWARD BAKER

 

SOUND DESIGN                     CURTIS ARNOLD-HARMER

 

LIGHTING DESIGN                  FROUD

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO                MOHAMMED ABDURRAHIM, ROXANNE CARNEY, NATASHA DOCKERILL, MOLLY SCARBOROUGH, NICK WALKER,

                                 SOPHIA WALLS, EMILY WALSH, CHANTELLE WALKER, DR PHILIP ZIMBARDO, AND

                                 THE HEROIC IMAGINATION PROJECT TEAM.

SUPPORTED BY

WRAPAROUND ACTIVITY

ALONGSIDE THE SHOW, WE HAVE DEVISED A UNIQUE EXCHANGE/RESIDENCY FORMAT WHICH INVOLVES BOOTWORKS WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE OR EMERGING ARTISTS TO CREATE AND DEVISE A NEW PIECE OF THEATRE BASED AROUND THE THEME OF 'HEROES'. EACH TIME WE WORK WITH A NEW GROUP, THE CONTENT CHANGES. IT'S RE-WRITTEN, PRODUCED, AND DEVISED ANEW; ALLOWING THE NEW CAST TO PRESENT THEIR UNIQUE CULTURAL, GENDERED, GENERATIONAL, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND BUILD ON THE WIDER MISSION. EACH VERSION OF THIS SHOW WILL BE STEERED AND DIRECTED BY THE CORE TEAM, BUT IT’S CONTENT AND THEMES WILL BE SHAPED AND POSITIONED BY THE PARTICIPANTS CRITICAL, CULTURAL, AND CREATIVE VOICE. CONTACT US AT, INFO@BOOTWORKSTHEATRE.CO.UK, FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN WORKING INTERNATIONALLY, AND CAN ADAPT OUR WRAPAROUND ACTIVITIES TO ANY SIZE GROUP AND LANGUAGE.