ON THE LINE is the new play created by young people in response to the short #Haters. Two life-long best friends from the same council estate spend a Kardashian-style day at the villa of their wealthy school mate. When a pricey object goes missing, their long friendship is put to the test.
ON THE LINE will tour secondary schools, colleges, and youth centres from February 2022 as part of our Creative Debate programmes to spark conversations amongst young people in Year 9 and above about loyalty, betrayal, peer pressure, social identity and social mobility, prompting conversations about their values and preparing them for the difficult choices they face in their personal and academic life.
The programme includes a 45-minute play with a professional cast of two, followed by debate and drama-based activities designed to develop critical skills, social awareness as well as communication competences through debate, story telling and acting.
Thanks to participatory Creative Debate techniques developed from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies and functional pedagogy, young people feel confident to express their point of view during the facilitated debate and willingly engage in drama-based exercises to try out alternative realistic scenario and change the outcome of the original story for the better.
Covid-19 best practice
Odd Eyes Theatre is pleased to continue to offer its fully subsidized school programme of creative engagement despite the many new challenges Covid-19 presents, we are delighted to be able to deliver the programme online or in person, following government’s regulations and school’s requirements.
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WHAT PEOPLE THINK
Really positive feedback from students and staff. Everyone said that the session was interactive and engaging and one of the best they had on our annual SRE Day. (SONIA GREEN, DIRECTOR OF SIXTH FORM, THE PETCHEY ACADEMY)
Totally relatable. You can get judged easily just by the way you look. (ZION, 15)
Tyrese portrayed some of the people who live in my area. They put pride before everything else. (LAYLA, 15)
#Haters was quite an eye-opener and I really gained from the discussion with the young people and organisations that do so much to support our teenagers and keep them safe. (CLLR SARAH MCDERMOTT, LEAD MEMBER FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES, WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL)