In late 2016, Ten Ten was asked by CATSC (Catholic Association of Teachers in Schools and Colleges) and CISC (Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference) to develop a new piece of theatre which addressed the Prevent Strategy.
Ten Ten subsequently commissioned playwright Paul Jones to write a 40-minute play, “Civilised“, which was then staged as a work-in-progress at a national Headteacher’s Conference in Central London in January 2017.
“Civilised” was a very powerful piece of work which looked at far-right extremism and conflict with the Muslim community within a school setting in the North-West of England. It was very current and, indeed, proved to be very prescient given more recent events in the UK and abroad.
As a result of this staging, Ten Ten decided that:
- “Civilised” is a powerful and important piece of work that deserves to be seen more widely;
- The play has potential to be developed into a longer piece of theatre of 60+ minutes;
- For the production to be fully realised, it should be staged within a theatre setting and appropriately funded.
To help realise this vision, we would like to undertake a Development Process to help lift the project to the next stage. The Development Process has three main aims:
- To generate interest from potential stakeholders (eg theatres, trust funds, Government and NGO’s);
- To inform the development of the play;
- To create capacity to write funding applications.
The Development Process will include a facilitated round-table meeting in Central London for potential stakeholders where a staged reading of the play in its current form will be given.
Please consider helping The Ten Ten Charitable Trust to fund this Development Process. Our fundraising target is £3,750. We aim to raise this money by Friday 15 December. We will then subsequently host the round-table meeting and begin the larger fundraising campaign in early 2018.