THE LAST UTOPIAN
Hope Street Ltd LIVERPOOL
Set in a time when Liverpool had become an increasingly militarised, paranoid and isolated society, an underground resistance movement was already taking place and anybody who wanted to survive and give the future of humanity a chance for freedom had no choice but to join it. Who would become The Last Utopian? All would become clear, in time.
Upon registration you will enter a dystopian world on a secret mission. City-wide science fiction immersive live action game.
Writer: Devised with company
Director: Adam McGuigan
Design Lead: Olivia du Monceau
Musical Direction Lead: Luke Moore
NEW YORK THEATER, UNICEF NYC, IRELAND, UK, ZIMBABWE TOUR
Down in the depths of the Zambezi River an ancient spirit stirs. This watery adventure was a fusion of comedy, song, dance and acrobatics. Inspired by Frederick Durenmatts’ ‘The Visit’ and the folklore surrounding the building of the Kariba Damn. The piece toured festival and venues in New York, London, Dublin, Manchester and many more before having its Zambian premiere at the Barefeet Festival.
Writer: Adam McGuigan
Director: Adam McGuigan
Designer: Richard Chombu
Choreography: Barefeet Theatre
US tour Coordinator: Brooke Ciardelli
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
BAREFEET THEATRE, ZAMBIA
Workshop delivery/ Facilitation/ Consultancy
Experience in project creation, consulting and project delivery with partners including: Irish Aid, UNICEF, UNHCR, the EU, USAID (through PCI Zambia), British Council, HIVOS and the Zambian Government
Experienced workshop leader, Skilled in Theatre for Development, Participatory Process Performance (P.P.P.), Applied Theatre, devising and improvisation techniques, script work/creation, acting technique and characterization.
Master trainer in various modules I wrote for Barefeet with content including; social accountability, policy engagement, drug addiction/alcoholism, early childhood education, Environmental mitigation, sanitation WASH, children’s rights, access to justice, HIV prevention/ adherence in Zambia.
Assisted in the formation of 40 performance groups in orphanages/ street child centres across Zambia. Working with Barefeet has also allowed me to work with children in refugee camps and transit centres, leading to the creation of a unique Children’s ‘Council’ model.
Trained 100+ Barefeet faciliators in workshop delivery skills over the course of 10 years.
Supported participating groups through tailored workshops from 2006-2016
Since 2003 I have also led/coordinated numerous youth inclusion projects throughout the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Hungary. More recently I have been developing a series of physical theatre master classes using rhythm and impulse.
Trained at Hope St, Liverpool, in Physical including training by; Capricho (Puppet skills), Alan Richardson (Acrobatics, mask & clowning skills),
Lee Beagley (Improvisation), M6 & Red Ladder Theatre Companies (Young People’s Theatre skills), Action Transport Theatre Co
(working in schools), Peta Lily (Bouffon Clowning), Steve Wallis
( Circus skills), Ramesh Meyyappan (sign, mime Theatre), Sue
Lancaster (dance & movement skills), Spike Theatre (devising
& improvisation), Company Collision (body awareness &
movement skills ), Horse and Bamboo (mask), Ninnian Kinear
Wilson (mask making), Ophaboom (mask), Michael Chase
(mask), Trevor Stuart (improvisation), Graham Philips
(voice), Andy Frizell (music and voice).