A FREE digital theatre experience, consisting of immersive binaural audio and accompanying video imagery, launching on Monday 21st September 2020. All you need is a pair of headphones and to visit our website to step into the shoes of some of Thurrock’s most inspiring womxn.
In Her Shoes is a participatory digital project by Blown Fuse Theatre.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and national lockdown ensued, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring this project to life. We wanted to uncover the untold stories of Thurrock women who have had an impact on our world, as well as women who have a connection with the borough and have a story to tell. Thurrock is home to a rich multicultural community, and it was important that we represented this in our work.
Funded by Thurrock Council and Thurrock CVS, we set out to involve the community in our research, contacting organisations such as the Thurrock Local History Society, Bata Heritage Centre, Thurrock Museum and many more. We struck gold. Our email inbox exploded.
Then came the question of how to share these stories. Previously attending a workshop with Signals, Colchester, we knew that we wanted to experiment with binaural audio, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do just that. We put out a casting call to actors who wanted more experience in voice performance, and found some extraordinary talent who helped bring these remarkable stories to life.
These are the first 5 stories of the In Her Shoes project. We will be releasing more as the project evolves.
FUNDED BY: Stronger Together Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund, Thurrock CVS | Thurrock Council