The selection of clips and writing below introduces ‘Opener’ activities and exercises from the three projects.

Each project had a very different context and the ‘Openers’ section reflects this. HM were a youth group and were used to drama exercises to introduce each two–hour, Tuesday evening session. Some of CY have been together as a community performance group for 25 years. A culture has grown in that time of free-flowing movement as a warm up with discussion before and after. The drop-in migrants with OTW were not performers. They were refugees, asylum seekers and European migrants who ‘dropped in’ to have coffee, see what was going on, practice their English further and make friends. The Openers at OTW led gently into simple drama exercises for non-drama people.

(Oldham Theatre Workshop)

(Half Moon Theatre)

(Cyrff Ystwyth)