Daughters of Fortune: Anna – Exploring Learning Disability and Parenthood
Anna: Daughters of Fortune
Exploring Learning Disability and Parenthood
Anna is an interactive Forum Theatre workshop that explores a series of true-life scenarios that are experienced by learning disabled people when they become a parent:
– Informing family and partner of a pregnancy
– Visiting the midwife for the first time
– Being assessed by a child social worker
Along the way we find out about the barriers, how Anna is feeling, how Tony is coping and what Dad/Mum thinks.
This 2-hour interactive workshop is led by a team of 3 professional learning-disabled performers and a facilitator; together we will explore if we can improve the outcomes for Anna.
Forum Theatre: An interactive workshop format that can be described as ‘a rehearsal for real life’. It provides a safe, supportive environment for individuals to explore complex situations that often have no ‘right’ or ‘one size fits all’ answers.
Advocacy and Safeguarding: Parents, medical experts, geneticists, social workers, council officers and advocates have been involved in the development process for Anna. All the scenes presented are based on real life experiences of the many parents we have interviewed.
“Anna is a brilliant conception of a very important production. It was acted with power and sensitivity and deserves a huge audience.” – Sarah Bennett, Midwife
Anna is available to book. Contact Jess Boyes or call 01274 487390 for more information.
|9 July 2018||Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne||Great Exhibition of the North|
|18 May 2018||York Theatre Royal||Learning Disability Parenting Conference|
|15 May 2018||Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow||Scottish Centre for Learning Disabilities|
|13 June 2017||Judith Trust 20th Anniversary Event||Royal College of Nursing, London|
|29 November 2016||University of Leeds||Workshop for students|
|10 November 2016||Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton||Mia touring activity|
|18 & 19 October 2016||MTG Studios, Bradford||Safeguarding Week|
|13 October 2016||The Palace, Aldershot||Health & Social Care Conference|
|23 September 2016||MTG Studios, Bradford||Mia touring activity|
|12 September 2016||LIFT, Islington||Workshop for learning disabled parents|
|1 August 2016||The Lowry, Salford||Mia touring activity|
|10 June 2016||West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds||Beyond Festival|
|20 May 2016||Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal||Workshop for learning disabled artists|
|18 May 2016||MTG Studios, Bradford||Work in Progress sharing|