Contrasting and comparing the outreach programmes of The Royal Court Theatre and The Clean Break Theater company
The two theatres have considerably different but equally socially important outreach programmes that help enrich the lives of many within the community and help create a positive sense of belonging – however their target audiences are different.
The Clean Break is a women – only theatre company that focuses mainly on the rehabilitation and integration of females who have been imprisoned or are at risk of being imprisoned. Their whole ethos is built around the notion that `the treatment of women by the criminal justice system is one of the clearest demonstrations that our society is still unequal and that women are judged by different standards to men``*.
They also offer courses for females who are still imprisoned to give them a sense of purpose after their release and allow them to release their creativity in a safe space. Their work is locally acclaimed and praised in the community as proving how vital their work is to the comunity and our society in general.
The Royal Court theatre offer a wider variety of outreach programmes focusing on their ethos which is that the Royal Court theatre is a writer`s theatre, therefore, most of the outreach programmes they offer has a playwriting sub-division designed to develop writing and discover writing talent in all layers of the society.
The Young Court for example offer activities...