Here is the next in the series of audio recordings from the Resistance Theatre project.
Resistance Theatre is a body of work created by our Members. Over the past year a group have been coming together to write short plays about the housing crisis and record music inspired by these issues – thinking about what might be ahead and what can be done to help.
A recording from the series will be published each week on the website and you will be able to hear the whole series on soundcloud. The next in the series is Reign of Equal Rights written by Dele Oladeji and performed by Cardboard Citizens Members (see a full list of credits below).
More about the play
I wrote this play because I wanted to connect with the wider world, exploring homelessness, inequalities, oppression and disabilities. I wanted to put something back into society. I wrote this piece to challenge and empower un-heard voices living within the scopes explored.
A line from the lyrics written by Sarah Woods for Ruff Tuff prompted the writing. That triggered something deep within my mind and consciousness, which inspired the writing of ‘The Reign Of Equal Rights’. The journey took me into dark places as I embark upon writing this short piece. The experience brought me pride, and accomplishment. Through the process, I was able to find my voice as a playwright, and understanding how playwriting influences and represents communities and beyond.
This piece can be listened to, or read under any circumstances. There are no set rules as to where and how to engage with the content.
by Dele Oladeji
Writer – Dele Oladeji
Performers – Gordon Booker Jnr, Udeme Udofah, Noah Silverstone
Lead Director – Terry O’Leary
Assistant Director/ Recordings Director – River
Writers Circle Lead Facilitator – Lisa Ogun
Dramaturg – Sarah Woods
Lead Music Director – Charley Hullah
Music Producer – Conrad Kira
Producer – Kiri Grant
Assistant Producer – Aliyah Forde
Sounds of Resistance Project Coordinator – Bonny Herington