Using the Power of Theatre to Start Conversations: Partnership with The Knotted Project Theatre Company
"We are so excited by this new partnership with ISF. Together, we will create a space to explore futures in a new way, challenging traditional methods through using theatre and arts based practices. This collaboration has such huge potential!" Simon McElligott, Co-Founder at The Knotted Project."
In 2019, ISF established a programme of mutual support with local physical theatre company, The Knotted Project that extends to the end of 2020. Established and directed by Simon McElligott and Natalie Morrell, The Knotted Project delivers workshops and produces shows particularly aimed at inspiring young people and disadvantaged groups to imagine different and better worlds. In 2018, the company ran a successful series of shared workshops with ISF researchers and LU students on the topics of work and friendship, leading to the production of The Commuters. Now we are working together to explore new ways of developing research ideas, using creative techniques both to think differently about the research design process and to involve different stakeholders in our work. This is part of the Creative Futures toolkit led by Professor Rebecca Braun and Dr Emily Spiers.