Youth Justice

2018 marks the beginning of a partnership between the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble and the Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre.

QSE offers a range of short workshops for residents at the Youth Centre utilising a combination of Shakespeare text and drama games, particularly games drawn from the canon of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. Similar to QSE's work with the Shakespeare Prison Project, the games and activities create an atmosphere of trust and emotional safety, and the text work enables participants to find their voice and give words to their experiences.

So far in 2018, QSE's work in Youth Justice has included a performance of The Seven Ages of Man, Romeo and Juliet, and a holiday team building workshop.