Workshops develop stories and skills that are brought into play in public performance.
The stories we tell, along with those that are told to us, inform and inspire our performances, whether of drama or public storytelling. One of the most effective ways of telling stories is through dramatic monologues, which have been central to our work since our first drama production seXshunned.
Love Out of Bounds, an innovative and inclusive project that brings us together to share stories of loves untold, culminated in a storytelling performance at Hillhead Library, Glasgow, on Valentine's Day 2011. Seven storytellers, led by Jo Clifford, read stories collected through the project.
You can find transcriptions of a selection of the tales we told here:
In our Queer Stories project, stories from our lives are shared through writing and speaking out. An effective way to have our voices heard is through public performance.
You can find video extracts of the tales told at the culminating performance of Queer Stories at the OurStory Ceilidh here:
Here are some stories told at Queer Stories for Glasgay November 2005
Don't Look Back in Anger - Donald 2005
Do You Know What a Lesbian Is, Laura? - Laura 2005
Should Auld Acquaintance - Donald 2005
OurStory Scotland holds storytelling and
The Queer Stories project culminated in November 2006 with the OurStory Ceilidh at the Trades Hall in Glasgow on 4th November.
In 2007 we held art, mask and storytelling workshops, in which performance skills have been developed and demonstrated.
For Love Out of Bounds we have held storytelling workshops, developing stories for exhibition and performance.
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