Who Cares Tour
I love working with young people and so I was thrilled to work with The Lowry and LUNG theatre company as the Youth Participation Facilitator on their touring production of Who Cares. A verbatim play exploring the untold stories of young carers and the pressures that they face, Who Cares toured to 27 non-traditional theatre spaces, including schools and youth centres, across the UK over a five-week period.
My role was to design and facilitate workshops for young audience members to run alongside the production and to encourage participants to engage with the issues. The workshops helped to increase audience empathy and understanding of the difficulties and realities of being a young carer. I also offered pastoral care to the young people involved. It was an inspirational project to work on, during which we engaged almost 3000 people including 2500 young people took part in workshops, and a huge 97% stated that their perception of young carers had changed due to Who Cares.