Stereo Interactive written and facilitated by Clifford Oliver
directed by Carole Pluckrose
filmed by students at Westminster University Media Department
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Stereo tells the story of a young man who has been involved with drug dealing since his early teens and who has gone on to murder with a knife. Is he a stereotype?
Stereotypes are dangerous things; they reflect our secret prejudices. If we do not challenge them they will lie unresolved in the dark corners of our minds and erupt as discrimination at any moment.
Originally commissioned by the Criminal Justice Agencies of Avon & Somerset to help improve the delivery of justice, Stereo Interactive was filmed in London with an audience of police, CJS staff and young people to allow them to experience selected scenes from the full-length play and engage in Forum theatre with the characters. Stereo is available as a full performance or Forum theatre workshop programme offering a vital learning resource for schools addressing key citizenship issues, and a unique tool for tackling equality and diversity training within the public sector and its communities.
To find out more about our Stereo programme, contact Nita Bocking on 020 8594 1095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download full Stereo support notes for teachers (PDF, 841k)
"Thank you for allowing young people to experience 'real' theatre dealing with 'real' issues using the voice of their own experiences. We look forward with anticipation to future performances and in the meantime will be urging others passionately to go and see this!"
Leila Alkunshalie - KS3 English Teacher, Pupil Referral Unit
Read testimonial letter from PRU KS3 teacher (PDF, 25k)