Embracing your Power: Playback Theatre for Women with Breathing Fire


14:00 – 16:00

Breathing Fire’s workshop ‘Embracing Your Power’ will offer you the opportunity to explore this theme through a range of drama activities. We will also enable you to share your stories linked to the theme and Breathing Fire members will be teaching a few theatre forms (styles) so that you can contribute to recreating the stories shared by others.

We will provide a safe space, allowing you to move beyond your boundaries in learning something new, opening up, connecting and having fun with others. Experience of drama, theatre or acting is not required – only a willingness to participate, a willingness to explore your power, to embrace it, and that of others taking part.

We look forward to seeing you there.

About the Instructors

Breathing Fire Playback Theatre Company is a group of women of Afrikan / Caribbean descent committed to the empowerment of those who have historically been denied a voice. We are based in Bristol and are the UK’s only black women’s playback theatre company. We acknowledge that by sharing our individual and collective stories, we tap into the griot (Afrikan storytelling) which is grounded in our ancestral heritage.

We have delivered performances and workshops for all types of events, settings, communities and groups, including: Health and social care organisations, schools, colleges, universities; prisons; festivals; conferences; AGMs and team building days.

Website address: www.breathingfire.co.uk

“I was able to move my body and express how I felt about my body in a safe and comfortable space. I came away realising how wonderful our bodies are.” (International Women’s Day, 2020)

“The workshop and themes made us think about diversity, and our own approaches to how we challenge each other.” (Corporate company)

“Really enjoyable, at first I felt out of my comfort zone but came away buzzing from the workshop.” (Corporate company)

Class Details

Places are capped at 16. This event is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space which centres the experience of women.

This class is part of The Bristol Improv Theatre’s International Women’s Day activities. This year we are fundraising for social enterprise Houria, who work with female survivors of modern slavery. You can find out more about Houria and order a Friday Feast via their website: https://www.houria.co.uk.

 For further information on the other events, please follow the link here.