Calling question: What are the ethical considerations when making theatre from lived experience?

Much of participatory theatre aims to engage marginalised communities and give a platform to hidden stories that don’t often find space in the mainstream media.

The term “theatre from lived experience” has become common in the participatory theatre lexicon to describe an approach to making theatre with communities which deals with the real issues in their lives. This event explored the ethics of this practice.

Speakers included:

Amanda Huxtable, Vanitas Arts

Aidan Jolly, Collective Encounters

Michelle Richards, The Art Clinic/ Collective Encounters

Download the Jam Board co-created by the event’s participants or view the images below.

Speaker presentations

Watch the video of the speaker’s opening provocations.