Year 10 GCSE Drama and the Barbican Box Project 2019
The Year 10 GCSE Drama class have been part of the Barbican Box project since October. On Wednesday 13 March, they performed their original performance piece ‘The Curfew Conspiracy’ on the Pitt Stage at the Barbican Arts Centre.
The Barbican Box project is a schools’ project hosted and facilitated by the Barbican Arts Centre where students receive a box of stimuli from which they use as a spring board to create art.
This year’s theatre box was curated by the theatre company ‘Slung Low’ and from its contents the year 10s developed a very thoughtful and brave theatre piece depicting a dystopian future called ‘The Curfew Conspiracy’. Along this journey the students were supported with a visit from 2 Slung Low artists at the beginning of the project and 3 workshop visits from their Barbican Artist mentor, Craig Blake, at different stages throughout their devising process. The girls have really grown as performers and theatre makers throughout the project and their showcase day at the Barbican was an invaluable experience for them to really develop and understand the process of making professional theatre.
As Ms Harrison, Drama Teacher says:
‘I am very proud of their efforts throughout the process and am very excited to witness the theatre they will make next’.