Children Talk About (working in development) (New Zealand)
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Dec 2021
"What do we do about our aging population?
What could be possible if old and young were placed together to collaborate on possible solutions?"
Children Talk About is an inter-generational, documentary theatre project by award-winning theatre-artist, Alice Canton.
This project works in the community with old and young as collaborators in a robust, professional theatre-making process. Participants are exposed to an expansive live arts practice (both as makers and audiences), activating and radicalising the ways in which we participate in our communities - through storytelling.
The objective is to increase civic engagement for traditionally isolated groups - the growing number of vulnerable young people and elders - in problem-solving, at both a familial and wider social level.
This work is currently in development.