My Place – Photograph 1

Series nameTheatre
Description

This colour image is taken from a scene from Sampad’s 2001 drama project, ‘My Place’. The drama project involved young people from Birmingham’s Pakistani and Bangladeshi communites working on contemporary social themes such as choice and identity in contemporary society. The scene portrays four young men waiting for a delivery of drugs and making fun of a friend who wants to leave the group.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
CreatorUnknown
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali; Sampad
LocationBirmingham
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/9
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Sampad
Series notesTheatre is a relatively new area of activity for Sampad, although drama sessions have always played a key role within educational projects and programming. Sampad is currently adopting a new theatre strategy to encourage young British Asians to become more involved in theatre as participants, audiences, practitioners, administrators and producers. To date, Sampad has been commissioned a number of theatre productions, and has also held a conference on South Asian Identity in 1997, which included drama presentations.
Collection notesSampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this south Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.
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