'Don't Shoot My Wane! Shoot Me!'
is a unique peace-building project which uses Drama and the Theatre Arts to tackle the culture of punishment attacks within our society.
The main focus of this project is to stimulate a collective community reflection on the dehumanising nature of such attacks, by engaging with participant and audience attitudes through dialogue and discussion. It is our hope that this process will act as a catalyst for attitudinal and positive change on an issue that affects all sections of our community, while helping to build a lasting positive legacy towards a more peaceful and stable society.
During the coming year, Greater Shantallow Community Arts (GSCA) will deliver a series of Arts facilitation/ devising workshops and performance rehearsals, incorporating a wide range of Arts forms – Dance, Drama, Music, Performance Poetry, Theatre and Film, to explore the complex issue of the culture around punishment attacks throughout the city, and beyond. The project will culminate in a final stage/film production of ‘Don’t Shoot My Wane! Shoot Me!,’ engaging with local communities and audiences, including the general public from across the North West, in a challenging and purposeful debate about how our societies deal with contentious issues in a post conflict era.