Playground is a new piece of performance work that encourages the public to engage with the experience of missing children. Whilst on the surface a tragic subject for an engaging piece of outdoor theatre, the piece aims to help people find collective and personal joy and to heal through the most powerful tool of all, shared experience.
Playground is a deliberately tough, ultimately joyful, piece of outdoor art. It’s art and it’s entertaining. It encourages participants to engage with the children who are missing from their lives. The reasons for this are as many as there are people; the piece doesn’t intrude, but it does offer hope. This is a mature, reflective, engaging piece made by creator Christopher Green. It’s a playground for the emotions.
Christopher Green is a multi-award-winning artist. His work covers experiential theatre, cabaret, comedy, live art and broadcast. His immersive pieces have been commissioned by Southbank Centre, The Guggenheim (USA), British Library, Udderbelly, National Theatre, Vooruit Theatre Ghent, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, V&A, Barbican amongst many others. Outdoor work has been commissioned by Live Nation for Latitude, Leeds, Reading, and Electric Picnic Festivals, Royal Maritime Museums Greenwich, National Portrait Gallery, Glastonbury, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival amongst others. His new piece for 2019 is The Home, a site-specific immersive performance about residential care, produced in collaboration with The Albany and Entelechy Arts for Lewisham Borough of Culture and Future Arts Centres. His work traditionally makes entertainments from a light-hearted examination of gender, loss, love, vulnerability and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.