Devising Hope

Devising Hope started as an intergenerational theatre program in partnership with Street Sense Media and Educational Theatre Company

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Devising Hope brings together adults who have experienced homelessness and local high school students to collaborate on a devised theatre piece. Through the course of the project, Devising Hope participants build connections and camaraderie through theatre exercises and the creation of new material based on a chosen theme. In seeking to build a common understanding of the human experience, Devising Hope participants share personal narratives that inspire an original theatre piece, performed for a public audience. Starting in 2022 ETC's Devising Hope will be partnering with Challenging Racism on a new collaboration.

Goals of Devising Hope 
• Foster relationships  
• Break down barriers between participants 
• Share stories and experiences with each other 
• Gain empathy and confidence through finding their own voice

• Increase sociability, improve their outlook, and an enhance the quality of life for  all participants 

To learn more about Street Sense Media, check out Streetsense.org