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Tuesday 29 August 2017

Can You See Me Now: Brighton Dome & Festival Project Miss Represented Takes New Show On Tour

Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival's flagship project Miss Represented is going on tour for the first time, taking new show Can You See Me Now? to Brighton and beyond.

Miss Represented works with young women who face challenging life situations, using the arts to explore life experiences gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

This year the group of twelve young women aged 13-21 have been working to create Can You See Me Now? a body of work which follows the experiences of those often unheard, finding their way through life, inviting audiences to see the world through their eyes. 

Rebecca Fidler, Creative Project Manager for Miss Represented says: 

"Sharing stories and experiences creatively is a powerful tool for personal development and social change, so to visit arts venues, schools and Pupil Referral Units in Brighton and beyond is a fantastic opportunity. 

"We want to connect with diverse audiences sparking dialogue and debate with our new show and Q&A, enabling the girls to use their creative skills, see themselves in different ways and connect with a whole range of people across society. 

"There is such value in engaging in these creative processes and making a commitment to something as ambitious as a tour, we are excited to take that leap and see where the adventure takes us."

A cross-art performance combining theatre, film, spoken word and music, Can You See Me Now? explores the experiences of the young women as they go through school, the care system or contact with Social Services. 

It examines our inner and outer worlds, cycles of holding it together, saying you"re fine, until everything crumbles, and how we build ourselves back up again.

Can You See Me Now? will be touring to schools and pupil referral units, as well as public performances at The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (9 Nov), The Basement (24 & 25 Nov), and Battersea Arts Centre (2 Dec). 

The show is pay what you choose, but advance booking is required. An audience Q&A will follow each performance. Further UK dates are to be announced.

by: Mike Cobley


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