What is In Your Shoes?
Up to six secondary schools and colleges will embark on an exciting devising journey in collaboration with The Paper Birds theatre company, culminating in a live showcase of their work at The Point.
Aimed at students in KS3-5, each participating school will assemble a group of no more than 25 students to create an original 20 minute performance. The Paper Birds team will assist, facilitate and collaborate with each school throughout their journey, and will compere their celebratory In Your Shoes performance evening at The Point in November 2023.
In tandem with The Paper Birds’ touring show, Feel Me; In Your Shoes will explore the theme of empathy and discuss how we can and can’t see the world through other people’s eyes.
Devising in School
Following teacher-led introduction and exercises from the June CPD event, a core member of The Paper Birds team will visit your school during 18 - 20 September to lead a workshop to generate further material with the student group.
Tailored specifically for the direction and progress your group has made, this workshop is pitched to be delivered mid-way through their process.
Final School Visit
A concluding workshop session during 16 - 18 October where The Paper Birds work with the group on the final development of their piece ready for its forthcoming premiere at The Point.
Following this session, the teacher will take on any notes and suggestions to get the piece ready to completion.
The Point Residency
All five schools taking part will join us at The Point on 14 November for a day of back-to-back tech rehearsals before a celebratory presentation evening, where each school will perform their 20-minute piece to an audience of friends, family and the other schools.
The showcase night will be compered by The Paper Birds team and will be an engaging celebration of the young people’s work.