Staging Recovery, Birmingham - 22 July 2016

Staging Recovery consists of people from a variety of different recovery agencies across the city and at various stages in their recovery journey. Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Geese Theatre Company and the ensemble have been working together since early May 2016, exploring stories and experiences through creative writing, theatre, film and movement and they will use all of their new skills to produce and perform their own piece at The REP, Birmingham on Friday 22 July, for an invited audience.  

Although some participants performed at The REP as part of the pilot project in 2015, for others this will be their first experience of performing to an audience and on such a high profile stage.  Every group member has been challenged to develop new skills, increase their confidence and work together in a collaborative manner. United through a journey of recovery, the group has explored wider issues around what ‘recovery’ is and social perceptions and stigma attached to it.

'This is what I’ve had to look forward to and has helped me with my recovery. I’ve met some amazing people and feel confident. I don’t feel trapped anymore, I feel positive. Instead of feeling nervous, embarrassed and scared, I wake up happy.' Sarah, Participant

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