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Collective Encounters is a professional arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice. We use theatre to engage those on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling the local, national and international concerns of our time.
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This summer, Collective Encounters will be saying goodbye to its founding Artistic Director Sarah Thornton who is planning to relocate her creative practice within the Republic of Ireland. Sarah established Collective Encounters as a ‘practice [...]
Collective Encounters’ Learning Administrator Wendy is seeking participants to contribute a short video for a piece of digital participatory theatre. Wendy is exploring the theme of loneliness and has created some performance elements responding [...]
Along with arts and culture organisations across Liverpool City Region we welcome and support the forthcoming LAR festival. Many of us are actively involved in the programme and are proud to be part of the stand [...]
As part of our Centre for Excellence in Participatory Theatre, Collective Encounters is delighted to release this new publication exploring hybrid participatory theatre. This document contains six case studies kindly given by five companies [...]