In the last year Rifco have successfully toured two productions to The Woodville, Gravesend - Happy Birthday Sunita and The Deranged Marriage.
Rifco, working in partnership with The Woodville recognise the appetite from the local community for British Asian work and engagement with their local arts space. The ambition of this project for both companies is to engage with the local community and nurture talent to inspire and create the next generation of theatre maker.
Rifco Associate Sukh Ojla, who is a Gravesend resident will be working on the project to develop a new script.
Members of the local community will be invited to attend research workshops in October to share their ideas, experiences and stories. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Sukh and talk about the issues that they would like to explore; the things that are current in their households, their community.
Sukh will be supported by Rifco's Artistic Director, a Dramaturg and a workshop facilitator to aid the development of the script.
At the end of the workshop series, Sukh will have the opportunity to go away and pull some of the stories together into a narrative. The narrative will be performed in an informal sharing in December at The Woodville.
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