COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

MED Theatre’s grass roots work is with our community members. Whether it is in preparation for a community play, part of one of our large-scale heritage projects or a commission from an outside organisation, we love to offer creative opportunities to rurally isolated communities.

See below for the current or upcoming opportunities to get involved in our work. You can also join our mailing list or get in touch by emailing us at info@medtheatre.co.uk

WHAT'S ON OFFER?

 We are thrilled to invite you to MED Theatre’s first post-lockdown workshop as part of our Arts Council funded project Moor Voices! Join us and open air theatre expert Evelyn O’Malley as we navigate the new creative normal between inside and out!

What’s the furthest human made or natural landmark you can see?
What’s the most distant sound you can hear?
How much weather can you take in?
Where are you drawn?

This workshop is FREE to attend and will be facilitated via Zoom. We will meet at 10.00am on Saturday 25th July to go through the running of the day and to receive our creative invitations. We will then reconvene at 3.00pm to share our discoveries and mini performance pieces.

This is open to all our community members aged 12+.

We hope you will join us for this theatrical invitation as we start to think about how we might make performance work in the future.

To reserve your place please email florrietaylor@medtheatre.co.uk
This is open to all our community members aged 12+.
We hope you will join us for this theatrical invitation as we start to think about how we might make performance work in the future.
 
To reserve your place please email florrietaylor@medtheatre.co.uk
Facilitated by MED Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Beeson, these sessions give our adult community members the opportunity to flex their improvisation skills and create short scenes.
 
These sessions can vary depending on what the organisation is up to but they are always full of creativity, laughter and a little bit of silliness when appropriate! 
 

If you are aged 18 or over you can email us to request your name be added to our Adult Improvisation mailing list. We will then keep you updated on any upcoming sessions.

Email now at info@medtheatre.co.uk

Mothers who Make is a grassroots, international network, dedicated to supporting mothers that hold the dual roles of mother and maker. There are peer support meetings across the UK and in France and Australia.

We are delighted to be part of the launch of MWM Dartmoor. This will be held at the MED Theatre Studio, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8PE, 1-2.30pm! 

The hub meetings will take place once a month welcoming:

Every kind of mother who considers herself a maker  – professional and / or passionate – in any discipline and at any stage on their creative paths – writers, painters, performers, film makers, dancers, producers, musicians, crafters…

Children of any age are encouraged to attend too and are integrated into the meeting, for the dual roles of mother and artist are recognised and given equal value within all MWM events.

Mothers Who Make / Dartmoor

If you are interested in joining this group please email abbystobart@medtheatre.co.uk

We request a donation in cash of £3/5 to help cover costs, or whatever you can. Please invite anyone you think may be interested in attending.

Facilitated by MED Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Beeson, these sessions give our adult community members the opportunity to flex their improvisation skills and create short scenes.
 
These sessions can vary depending on what the organisation is up to but they are always full of creativity, laughter and a little bit of silliness when appropriate! 
 

If you are aged 18 or over you can email us to request your name be added to our Adult Improvisation mailing list. We will then keep you updated on any upcoming sessions.

Email now at info@medtheatre.co.uk

Testimonials and case studies

‘Whitehorse Hill’ was commissioned from MED Theatre as part of the Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership scheme. The play was performed three times in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and brought together a total of 32 community performers aged between 8 and 80 and approx. 350 audience members. Performed with the backdrop of Bellever Forest it was a site-specific promenade play that told the history of central Dartmoor. The project also offered several workshop and development opportunities for members of the community.

“I love that it brought so many people together both as participants and audience.  I thought it covered some interesting topics and provided food for thought for the audience and performers.”
Audience member – ‘Rocks’ Community Play (2019)

“Working with young people in a non supervisory or parental capacity allowed me to appreciate who they are and what they do more.”
Performer – ‘Stapledon’ Community Play (2018)