Bringing ‘Home’ to
the stage was a collaborative effort between scriptwriter
John Edgar, director Michael
O’Hara, set-designer Alison Clark and the actors enlisted
to portray Neville, Alice, Anna, Kamaljeet and Cora.
Inspired by the BE-ME archive and the rich stories it
contains, Gazebo TIE commissioned John Edgar to write
the script for an educational theatre piece based on
the archive. Edgar’s script fused the stories and
experiences collected from the BE-ME website and other
on-line archives and from personal interviews with members
of the local community. Director Michael O’Hara
worked with set designer Alison Clark to create the perfect
set for ‘Home,’ and the cast developed their
characters through a series of improvisational workshops.
Educational packs based all aspects of the production
were compiled for use by teachers in and out of the classroom. ‘Home’ was
ready to hit the road.