The Paper Birds presents
Who do you care about and why?
Feel Me is a new interactive theatre show from The Paper Birds, UK leaders in devised verbatim theatre. Feel Me asks, via your mobile phone, who and what you care about from the stories unfolding live on stage in front of you.
A stunning mixture of live performance, film, projection, dance and music, Feel Me will explore the different lenses through which we are told, and connect to stories in the modern digital world.
Worlds unfold from backpacks, and tents are constructed and dismantled again, each scene and location temporary, like a transient teenager in search of safety, acceptance and a new place to call home. An interrogation of empathy, Feel Me asks what makes us ‘feel’ for another person, as we journey through landscapes and across borders, through weather storms and paperwork, changing seasons, endless queues and interviews.
All performances of Feel Me include integrated captions. If you require captions, we suggest you sit on the right side of the auditorium.
Feel Me is made by The Paper Birds in partnership with Theatre Centre. A co-production with New Wolsey Theatre. Supported by Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja and The Point, Eastleigh. Funded by British Council International Collaboration & Arts Council England.
About the Paper Birds
We are a devising theatre company who have been making work with, and for, communities since 2003. We believe wholeheartedly that the arts change lives and make society a better pace to be. We make theatre using themes that feel important in the here and now, and believe that process is as significant and empowering as product.
Our mission is be quiet rebels, amplifying the voices of everyday people. We are known for our use of verbatim and for bringing multiple, diverse voices to the fore. We strive to encourage change one encounter at a time. We want people’s lives to be improved by the arts and encourage agency through the workshops, performances, and conversations that we lead. We spend time in communities, listening to personal experiences and using the words of the people we meet to form the backbone of our shows. Recognised as UK leaders in devised verbatim theatre, we exist to create participatory theatre for social change.
Cast and Creative Team
Writer & Director – Jemma McDonnell
Co-director – Kyle Perry
Assistant Director – Shanice Sewell
Designer – Imogen Melhuish
Sound & Music Design – Fraser Owen
Film Director & Movement Consultant – Munya Muchati
Video Designer – Ben Glover
Video Associate – Bella Meyersohn
Performers & Devisers – Lil McGibbon, Daz Scott & Kiren Virdee
Lighting Designer & Technical Consultant – Mat Spencer
Data Visualisation Coding Consultant – Kris Sum
Touring Technician – Fraser Owen
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