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.
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.
‘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)