Case Studies

Halloween Adventure

This Halloween we embarked on a collaborative adventure on our social media pages. Over the weekend we asked people to comment to find out what was behind the spooky door. All ideas were incorporated into this fantastic illustration by Ruth Dyer. If you took part in the adventure, have a look to see if you can find your idea lurking in the…

UNLOCK Film Festival

UNLOCK Film Festival roundup blog by Jasmine and Marucia. Unlock film festival 2020 was Chol Theatre’s first virtual Film Festival. We were lucky enough to be a part of it along with many other amazing young filmmakers and film companies. Opening Event The Unlock film festival kicked off with an online documentary making workshop with Emery Kash. Emery Kash is a documentary…

A New Life in Huddersfield

As part of the lead up to our latest performance ‘Made in Huddersfield‘, we wanted to share the documentary ‘A New Life in Huddersfield’ produced by Mandeep Samra for THE WHITE LINE heritage project in 2017/18. Mandeep has been an integral part of the production team for ‘Made in Huddersfield‘ and we are very lucky to have her wealth of knowledge informing…

University of Manchester Case Study

As part of our work, we train drama undergraduate students and trainee teachers in our groundbreaking Imaginary Communities practice. One notable example of this is at the University of Manchester, where Vicky Storey, Creative Director at Chol, has been teaching IC on the Drama in Education module for the second year running.  Jordan Jones was one of the students on last year’s course,…

I am a tight-rope walker

POSTED MAY 16, 2017 BY CHOL THEATRE I like to think of myself as a tight-rope walker; a trapeze artist leaping across societal lines and presumptions. For the better part of my life, I have struggled to find a comfortable place in a world that has painted invisible lines between people: gender, race, sexuality, nationality, religion. And it’s strange when you think about it. These…

Creative collaboration in the classroom, it’s magic!

POSTED DECEMBER 6, 2016 BY CHOL THEATRE Right, just ventured from our Viking Settlement, my character Eric, the Chief’s son, has been busy preparing for battle with our sworn enemy. I’ve been working with Chol since September, right from the start the children were engaged and excited to share their ideas.  They worked collaboratively, in a way that I have never seen before, to develop…

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