Fest out there is a series of participatory projects run in the lead up to Physical Fest, working with young people, learning disabled adults, students and recent graduates.
TMESIS THEATRE GRADUATE COMPANY
This is an annual training project in physical theatre for recent graduates who work with Tmesis to create a short piece for the festival.
COMMUNITY STREET THEATRE
Tmesis work with local street theatre group, The Eggmen who work with local residents, community groups and youth theatres to create street performance for the festival.
PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE PROJECTS
Tmesis work with various groups to create performances which are shown in collaboration with The Bluecoat at the ‘Young Fest Weekend’. In 2014 & 15 Tmesis worked with The Blueroom (a group of learning disabled adults based at The Bluecoat) and local students throughout the spring to create a physical and visual performance- ‘Dreaming Through Windows’
FEST OUT THERE 2016
This year The Eggmen’s Joe Shipman is working with St Luke’s Youth Club in Everton to create, ‘Circus Of Orrible’ a performance in the Bluecoat Gardens as part of Young Fest Weekend. We will also be running a series of workshops in Dovecot in collaboration with Foolsize Theatre. The Young Fest participatory work is kindly funded by the PH Holt foundation
The Tmesis Theatre graduate company in collaboration with LJMU Drama department will create an immersive physical performance ‘Grimm’ on every night before & after the main shows at the Unity Theatre.
Check out the trailer from this year’s Graduate piece!
‘Physical theatre training at its best. An Enthralling process, with exciting methods of exploring physicality’
Ian Cook – Graduate Company perfomer
‘The group’s confidence as performers developed enormously, both collectively and individually. Tmesis worked sensitively with Blue Room members to develop a performance that was shaped by the ideas and personal responses of each artist in the group. The playful approach of faciltation though games was fantastic way to introduce the group to new forms of creative expression.’
Becky Waite – the Bluecoat