The Animal People

Sheffield, May 2016 – July 2018

Director: Malaika Cunningham

Writer: Joseph Houlders

Designer/Puppet-Maker: Sarah Lewis-Cole

Performers: Julie Burrow, Sam Holland, Umar Butt, Rose Gray, Charlotte East and Annabel Lee

 

A partnership between The Bare Project and The Philosophy Department at The University of Sheffield,  performed at secondary schools across the Sheffield City Region.

A forum theatre piece designed to get year 9 to GCSE level students playing with ethics and philosophy.

 

Forum theatre has long been used as a means of provoking discussion and debate in all sorts of contexts, from Occupy protests to the Houses of Parliament. Through this project we found it to be hugely successful in provoking political and philosophical discussions in classrooms too!

 

The Animal People addresses some classic philosophical moral dilemmas, drawing on research from the University of Sheffield’s Philosophy Department. The piece encourages students to reflect upon and discuss complex philosophical moral dilemmas, the very kind they would be exploring at University level- in a fun and safe environment. Students are invited to think about and discuss some of these dilemmas through theatre exercises and through forum-ing the play.

A forum theatre piece designed to get year 9 to GCSE level students playing with ethics and philosophy.

 

Forum theatre has long been used as a means of provoking discussion and debate in all sorts of contexts, from Occupy protests to the Houses of Parliament. Through this project we found it to be hugely successful in provoking political and philosophical discussions in classrooms too!

 

The Animal People addresses some classic philosophical moral dilemmas, drawing on research from the University of Sheffield’s Philosophy Department. The piece encourages students to reflect upon and discuss complex philosophical moral dilemmas, the very kind they would be exploring at University level- in a fun and safe environment. Students are invited to think about and discuss some of these dilemmas through theatre exercises and through forum-ing the play.

Director
Malaika Cunningham

Writer
Joseph Houlders

Designer/Puppet-Maker
Sarah Lewis-Cole

Performers
Julie Burrow, Sam Holland, Umar Butt, Rose Gray, Charlotte East and Annabel Lee

A partnership between The Bare Project and The Philosophy Department at The University of Sheffield,  performed at secondary schools across the Sheffield City Region.