I deserve a better chance – People with mental health issues
I Deserve a Better Chance’ is the result of six months of weekly sessions where participants of Acting Now group “Making Changes” have been dreaming and growing together whilst creating a play collectively. The group started in 2015 as a project aimed at people with and without mental health challenges in which devising a Physical Theatre play was both the ultimate goal and also the path for engaging with each other, developing skills and improving their self-esteem.
‘I Deserve a Better Chance’ pictures a mosaic of personal experiences where actors take us to a past moment of their lives when everything changed drastically. As it is common procedure at Acting Now, all stories are based on participants’ true facts while having gone through a process of collective imagination and creation. With great honesty and courage, participants share their reflections about their own challenges and existence while they claim a better chance, all seen through the powerful lens of Physical Theatre language.
Antigone Now / Theatre of Yes Workshop Barcelona / BBC Gender Equality Training / Beyond Borders and Boundaries / Bradford University workshop / Cambridge University Diversity Day Workshop / Complicté / Deaf Community Oaxaca México / Ecatepec – women / I deserve a better chance / Just a little longer – LGBTQ+ youth group / Keep holding my hand / Love is underground – refugees young people / Monstruosidades – ZINEGOAK festival Vasc Country / The sacrifices of millions of women before us / No more drama II – young women / Polyphony I / Polyphony II / Presas Mutantes Germany / Refugees action / Theatre of the Oppressed Madrid / Tejidos – Women México / The rise and fall of Mario Sanchez the homeless / Theatre of the Oppressed UK 2014 / Theatre of the Oppressed Mexico / Theatre of The Oppressed UK 2019 / Theatre of the Oppressed UK 2018 / Theatre of Yes Madrid / This is Me – LGBTQ+ Youth Group / Through the cloud I can see you / Tómame de la mano – the elderly / Theatre of Yes México / Up to the sky is where we can dream / We still standing / What you don’t see – LGBTQ+ youth group / You, me and the Spanish Civil War