Agency of Earth - Image Theatre Script
- 1. University of Leeds
Image theatre is an approach based on the Theatre of the Oppressed, and was originally designed to explore socio-political power dynamics. The image theatre scripts for Vital are designed to be used as a tool to explore the dynamics of power and agency in our relationships to food, including each other and non-humans.
The scripts should be used in sequence with a group of 4+, with discussions facilitated by the workshop leader. All Participant Actor parts should be interpreted non-verbally, so that acting is portrayed through body positions alone, and not through spoken language. This is more congruent with the variety of roles in the scripts, and brings to the fore the importance of embodied knowledge in social interactions and relationship building.
This script was developed for the collaborative improv music performance "Don't Forget to Stop and Smell the Flowers" with the University of Leeds School of Music and Stage@Leeds with funding from Sustainable Leeds.