ARCHIVE: Heartache Of My Eyes Community Workshop

In November 2013, Raging Calm began a workshop at Only Connect’s base in King’s Cross, with 12 members drawn from both Only Connect and Clean Break organisations, to explore issues around drug use through dramatic writing and performance.

Under the direction of playwright Che Walker (SCORCHED EARTH, 2012) and director Claire Stone, the participants created an inspiring piece of original dramatic work – Heartache Of My Eyes: Everyday Stories of Addict Folk – written and performed by themselves at Only Connect’s Big Wednesday event.

The performance, and workshop, were a huge success, and in this documentary we hope to show you a slice of the wonderfully talented people and outcomes involved.

Thanks to our fantastic film-maker Chloe Plumb for filming and editing this documentary of the process, with help from Amy O’Toole, Elizabeth Whitbread and Cecil Forest (our expert boom and camera assistants), and direction by Claire Stone. We made a great team and we hope you like the results!

Click on the link below and it will take you to our vimeo account, where you can view it online!

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