Throughout its history, Half Moon has developed a strong reputation for working with young people in schools and community settings to offer creative approaches to learning, a chance to tackle difficult subjects sensitively and creative spaces in which young people can explore their personal and social development. Some projects are one-off, some occur over a term or a year but all are tailored to the specific needs of the participants.
Monica Forty is a Headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She talks about how children have benefited from Half Moon’s diverse participatory work in the past and today, making reference to underlying racial tensions in Tower Hamlets in the 1990s. Interviewed by Caitlin Ralph.
Academic, Martin Heaney worked on a number of participatory projects at Half Moon Theatre in White Horse Road in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He talks about a number of participatory projects in the late 199s and the importance of the company’s disability work. Interviewed by Alexia-Pyrrha Ashford.
Maria Thomas first came to Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road as an actor in 2004 and then became a drama facilitator for the company. She talks about delivering a three-month primary school’s residency project about the Victorians and how the students believed she was indeed Queen Victoria’s Lady in Waiting. Interviewed by Toni Tsaera.