Stages of Change is a project that aims to use community theatre as a vehicle for reducing violence against women and increasing women's participation in civil society and peace-making in the Solomon Islands.
It is a British Council community theatre project that began in 2013 until 2015, funded by the European Union, the British Council, and in collaboration with the British High Commission in Honiara.
The key aims of the project were to:
- establish a sustainable national Women’s Theatre Company with a group of Solomon Islands women, selecting 15 women to take part, who represent a broad cross section of the nine provinces across more than 900 islands that make up the Solomon Islands archipelago
- create a performance work and tour around the main islands in the Solomon Islands in 2014
- write radio scripts written by local writers mentored under the project, will be created for broadcast
- teach creative training techniques will be used in workshops offered directly to women who are survivors of domestic violence.
The project was highly successful with a number of performances, workshops and a sustainable Women’s Theatre Company formed. For more information please contact us.