Blown Fuse Theatre makes innovative projects for inquisitive minds. Working with the local community in the initial stages of the creative process, authenticity of experience and inclusivity for all are at the heart of what they do. They create new performance possibilities by exploring the combination of storytelling, theatre and technology.
The residency at Metal will allow Blown Fuse Theatre time to research and put plans in place for their upcoming project supporting and empowering women in prison and those with convictions. The project aims to improve the mental wellbeing of women in prison and tackle the barriers to arts access and creativity faced by women with convictions through theatrical mediums and creative writing activity.
The project will investigate the identity of women in prison, and women with convictions and/or on probation, and determine whether expressing themselves through arts activity can lead to improved mental wellbeing and rehabilitation.
The project will consist of creative activities focussed on developing participant’s mental wellbeing, self-confidence, and identity through movement, spoken word and creative writing.
During the residency, Blown Fuse Theatre will be making connections with organisations that can partner with them to support this project, undergoing training with professionals and recruiting for arts and facilitators with lived experience of the criminal justice system, as well as outlining the artistic activities they’ll be delivering during the project itself.