‘Happiness’ is a project about young people’s well-being, about creativity and play.
In rehearsals, our professional team created a framework for the show – a series of exercises and activities, involving acting, design, music and film-making. We then took this material to four secondary schools across Scotland, and to Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, working with mixed groups of hearing and deaf young people. We spent a week’s residency in each; gathering new ideas and material, and staging a unique, re-imagined version of ‘Happiness’ at the end of every week.
In other words, the framework of the show remained the same; but the content was created from scratch in every place we visited. The show featured a mix of live performance and video.
Director Jonathan Lloyd
Associate Director Craig McCulloch
Design Jessica Brettle
LX Designer Malcolm Rogan
Film-makers Geraldine Heaney /Jassy Earl
Composer/Performer Greg Sinclair
Performer Brooklyn Melvin
Production Manager Bee George
Technical Stage Manager Babette Wickham Riddick
Interpreters Jill Gallacher & Iain Hodgetts