This production has been inspired by our online exhibition which was funded with Arts Council England Emergency Covid funds. Eleven working class artists who have received little to no financial support from the government due to various reasons have worked remotely from home creating content.
This content explores various working class experiences of lockdown. We are looking to secure funds to take this content into R&D and later produce a verbatim theatre production.
We’ve also had the pleasure of Stevie Ward, Captain of Leeds Rhinos Rugby Team performing a monologue exploring male mental health in Lockdown. The monologue written by Jenny Mahon. This is in conjunction with the fantastic organisation Stevie runs, Mantality which supports men with their mental health. Find Mantality at the link below –
We release our exhibition on 1st September and content will be scheduled to go online throughout September and October. Head over to our instagram to see more. @Bloomin_Buds.