Language, Theatre, Resistance

Language, Theatre, Resistance

Language, Resistance, Theatre is an ongoing project by the Serpentine Galleries Edgware Road Project, through which English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers work with theatre director Frances Rifkin, artist researcher Nelly Alfandari and language learners to develop a political and participatory ESOL approach that combines language-learning with a focus on resistance.

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The Language, Resistance, Theatre project emerges from a successful pilot series of workshops in 2015 for English language-learners. The workshops brought together theatre and language experts who combined the Theatre of the Oppressed with language development. ESOL teacher-researchers based in London and Bristol are currently testing these methodologies in 12 ESOL classrooms. The outcomes of these  six-week classroom based trials will include reflections from language-learners and teachers. Launching in March 2017, the  results will be compiled into resource materials that are illustrated by comic-book artist Nicolas Vass and will be made available for ESOL teachers across the UK.

A report about the pilot project by Becky Winstanley is available to download here.

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Serpentine Gallery

ACT ESOL: Language, resistance, theatre

7 May 2016 - 3:00 PM

Teacher Becky Winstanley and Implicated Theatre Director Frances Rifkin discussed ACT ESOL, an ongoing theatre and language education project that combines Theatre of the Oppressed and Participatory ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

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Serpentine Gallery

Park Nights 2016: Towards a Radio Ballad: Songs of the Journey

24 Jun 2016 - 8:00 PM

Implicated Theatre, presented a participatory evening of theatrical interventions and sound compositions developed from a year-long collaboration with unionised migrant hotel workers from Unite’s Hotel Workers Branch as part of the Edgware Road Project.

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ACT ESOL 1

ACT ESOL 1

2016

Implicated Theatre

Nicolas Vass

Nicolas Vass

2016
Language, Resistance, Theatre Workshop Series

Nicolas Vass

Nicolas Vass

2016
Language, Resistance, Theatre Workshop Series

Nicolas Vass

Nicolas Vass

2016
Language, Resistance, Theatre Workshop Series

Nicolas Vass

Nicolas Vass

2016
Language, Resistance, Theatre Workshop Series