new ways of understanding ourselves
Our take on Learning is not, as you might imagine, about the act of educating
people through imparting knowledge and training;
The Latin word 'educere' means 'to lead out', 'to draw out'', 'to bring from'. Each
of us has our own innate understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
However this understanding needs to be properly cared for, given scope to
develop. It needs first to be located, accessed, and then developed.
In AlternativeTheatre, we have one of the most powerful forms of Learning.
In AlternativeShakespeare, we have a Theatre that is incredibly potent.
AlternativeLearning uses these to better understand ourselves and the world around us;
It does so through the power and universality of creating and telling stories.
Our AlternativeLearning Experience
Locating / Accessing / Developing the knowledge that is within us is multi-pronged.
Here are just some ways we've gone about doing that, in no particular order:
Asking questions, even when there are no apparent answers
Re-energising existing plays/books/poems/lyrics etc
Developing ourselves, by ourselves, through ourselves
Scraping off the outer crust of our literary heritage
Focusing on ourselves and the world around us
Not unreservedly accepting things we are told
Working together in a caring, sharing way
Theatre workshops and techniques
Reading & understanding Plays
Creating new Theatre
Creating new Stories