Living the Drama is a not-for-profit theatre company founded in 2015 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2016.
- To encourage creative new writing for people of all ages, ability and heritage, including those with many years experience of life and ‘living the drama’. Drama is a powerful medium making us laugh, cry, rage and reflect. Our normal, everyday lives witness comedic moments, tragic loss, ethical dilemmas and grave injustices. It is through writing memorable plays that we reach out to touch the hearts and minds of others.
- To take the best plays forward to full professional production.
- To explore ways in which we can widen participation in theatre, by connecting to ‘hard to reach’ audiences
- To look for ways in which we can work with actors, crew, creatives and audiences from the global majority to create a truly diverse company.
We’re very grateful to have received funding for specific projects from the Arts Council England and Oxford City Council, as well as enjoying support from AgeUK Oxfordshire. We’re proud to have signed up to the aims and values of Age Friendly Standards, created by the Family Arts Campaign.