Solo autobiographical theatre alters the angle from which people see their life story, and enables them to change the meaning of this story so that it propels them towards fulfilling their potential.

Stories are the way we make sense of the world. Our social worlds—our relationships, our identity, our conversations—are shaped by the stories we tell about ourselves and that other people tell about us.

However, we are not just one story, and our unfulfilled potential is often found in the stories that mostly go untold.

By freeing ourselves from our limiting stories and authoring new and more empowering ones, we can shift our perception of reality and transform our way of being.

This potent mix of new perception and new meaning is produced through the following set of activities:

1. Undertaking an enquiry in which the person is both researcher (of their personal history, the dynamics of their relationships and so on) and research subject.

2. Writing, devising and rehearsing a solo autobiographical performance.

With the help of coaching, people find ways to let go of the past, create new possibilities and expand their potential. They learn to trust their intuition, be fully present and share themselves authentically.

3. Reflecting on this work and refining the upcoming performance.

4. Giving the performance.

The audience becomes engaged in a transformational process and experiences an enquiry into the human condition that is likely to resonate with them. Issues of social justice are often explored.

The actor makes a total gift of himself.– Jerzy Grotowski, revolutionary theatre director

As people move through this sequence of activities, they start to see themselves as artists. They become increasingly curious about the workings of the world and their relationship with it. And they glimpse the true nature of reality.

The whole process is an endless exploration—one that is designed to generate more questions than answers.

Please contact us if you need more information about Drop the Story (performances, performers, workshops, organisers, venue etc.).