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Commissioners × Volta Participation

A schools-based project that puts young people at the heart of the playwriting process. Co-produced with Volta International Festival.

Commissioners enables students of varying ages to commission a play by a professional playwright which is then professionally directed and performed by professional actors. The students are provoked by the question “what matters to you now?” and the various themes, suggestions and ideas that are thrown up in discussion with the writer feed into the finished piece.

“The Commissioners sounds very exciting and innovative. Any scheme to excite kids with drama is always in my view fully worthwhile (not to say rewarding for everyone involved.”

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

We are currently working with schools in the London boroughs of Southwark, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hackney.

Commissioners was first produced by Boundless Theatre in 2012.

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