Zambia is in serious trouble!
Eyes are watching from a distance, part man, part beast full-blown monstrosity! As the citizens of Zambia continue to throw their rubbish at will, and burn their refuge beside their neighbours, one force is feeding on the trash of the people and slowing becoming stronger, lurking in the shadows until …..its too late!
Join Barefeet and Unite4Climate as we tour the 9 provinces of Zambia. From the plains of Mongu to the Congo border. From the mines of Solwezi to the roar of the falls.... nowhere is safe from the rubbish monster.. Help Barefeet save the planet and rid the land of these dreaded monsters.
The Monster show is a three-day training with young people across the country, culminating in a site specific interactive spectacle. The Barefeet facilitators are training climate ambassadors in Participatory Process Performance skills and inspiring the next generation of theatre advocates in Zambia.
From mobilizing a crowd, message delivery, facilitation skills, climate change information and effective community performance techniques, the team have been spreading the Barefeet magic in all 9 provinces.
So far the tour has taken us to:
Northern Province – Kasaka – Laura Girls
Luapula Province – Mwansa –
North Western Province –
Copperbelt – Kitwe – Mitanto High School
Central Province – Kabwe –
Southern Province – Livingstone –
Western Province – Mongu
Western Province – Kaoma
Lusaka Province – Lusaka. Zambia Green Expo
Eastern Province – Chipata –
Lusaka Province – Lusaka – Kabulong Boys High School
The next phase!
Each group has been tasked to come up with their own theatre piece addressing climate challenges in each community. These pieces will form part of the POWER-UP Festival. In June Barefeet and special guest judges will revisit each location and choose one winner to travel and perform at the Barefeet Youth Arts Festival in Lusaka in August 2012!
For updates read tour managers blogs attached and follow the action on twitter @barefeettheatre @barefeetadam or on our facebook page Barefeet Lusaka.
A second phase of this Green Generation project will take place in October/ November 2012. We are grateful to be partnering with UNICEF and WECSZ on this project!