How Can I Help?

Bloomsbury Theatre
18th Jan 2023
Tickets: £5

how can i help

 How Can I Help’s protagonist is a student making a difference, In a voluntary role, she supports other students in a variety of issues they face at CLU, from disability access, to mental health, to cultural isolation. Jenny is fuelled by the best of intentions, supported by her belief that it is up to everyone in a community to make it work. It’s a dirty job, but….

This play will focus on how discrimination that students from marginalised backgrounds might face in academia, and how they might go about navigating them. There will be scenes of discrimination based around gender/sexuality/race/class.

This play is based on interviews, research and workshops, are set in a fictional university, CLU. A Forum Theatre session following the plays will invite audiences to debate the issues they raise. The play is 25 minutes long, and the Forum session will last an hour and 10 minutes. Please note that this play, and the Forum session will be recorded and turned into a resource for training purposes at UCL. 

Commissioned by the Academic Careers Office https://www.ucl.ac.uk/school-life-medical-sciences/about-slms/office-vice-provost-health/academic-careers-office at UCL , the plays have been devised under the auspices of Forum Theatre Projects, a new formation led by Adrian Jackson, the founder and for 30 years artistic director of Cardboard Citizens, who was also the translator and frequent collaborator of Augusto Boal, the inventor of the Theatre of the Oppressed. Forum Theatre is a playfully serious and seriously playful space for an active debate of issues of importance, harnessing the power of theatre to rehearse meaningful change. 

This event is filmed, by buying a ticket you give consent to be filmed.

Included with you ticket is 1 free drink* from the Studio bar.

*Portobello Pilsner/ Diet Coke / Coke / sparkling or still water / soft drinks

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