Half Moon’s artform development and producing platform is delivered under the overarching programme Exchange for Change. The aim is to support artists developing new, diverse and challenging work for young audiences in a variety of ways and to encourage debate within the young people’s and wider theatre sectors. Half Moon presented a series of work share festivals and events as part of Exchange for Change in 2004 and annually from 2009 to the present. The programme continues through collaborations and scratch performances that provoke conversation and make a significant contribution to the arts ecology through radical artform development and script development. This work can also be explored by looking at our main website
Chris Elwell has been the Director of Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road since 1997. He talks about Exchange For Change, an artform development programme which gives artists and companies an opportunity to explore their creativity. Interviewed by Kavana Joyett.
Thomas Simper is an actor who has been involved with Half Moon ever since he was introduced to the theatre during his third year at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Interviewed by Elsa Loker.
Musician, Nick Tyson talks about participating in the artform development programme, Exchange For Change in 2010 at Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road. He recalls working with artists from different disciplines and how this brought a new perspective on the artistic process. Interviewed by Khalilah Lubega.
Conrad Kira is a rapper who was engaged by Half Moon to work on the Exchange for Change programme, which develops new work by putting artists with different skills together to work collaboratively. Conrad found the experience rewarding and it raised his awareness about the views and sensitivities of the target audience, and describes the plot of Glass Knickers, and how it tackled issues which were very live for the teenage audience. Interviewed by Elsa Loker
Exchange for Change 2009.
Exchange for Change 2010.
Exchange for Change 2011.