Monday, 21 February 2011
ARAD GOCH'S SEXTING PROJECT
Director Angharad Lee rehersing with actors Nia Ann and Endaf Davies
'Sexting' is the term used to describe the type of bullying that takes place through text messages, and usually involves sending a sexually orientated text message, and is an increasing problem for young people and in schools. Over the next three years we will be collaborating with Carmarthenshire County Council on a project to create awareness of the consequences of Sexting in Schools.
We are delighted that author and television presenter Bethan Gwanas has agreed to work with us on the project. Based on real life stories and research, Bethan has currently created a series of dramatic scenes portraying 'Sexting' scenarios in schools.
With a cast of young actors directed by Angharad Lee, these scenes will tour schools in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire from February 28 onwards.
Forum Theatre techniques will be used in the production to encourage the young audience to respond and discuss the individual scenes, to make them think about what they would do or change if they were in the same situation.
To continue the discussion and develop the story and characters, an interactive resource will be created to enable young people to discuss, share experiences and develop the story. The ultimate aim is for Bethan to create a script for a stage show using the input, discussions and ideas of the young people.
Watch this space for further info about our online blog!