Identify Yourself – Photograph 3

Series nameTheatre

This black and white photograph depicts a participant at a youth drama project implemented by Sampad in November 2001. Young Pakistani and Bangladeshi students from two schools in Birmingham, participated in the workshops led by drama and film artists. The students were encouraged to express their views on issues of identity, place and culture. The workshops culminated in performances at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on 4 November 2001.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
CreatorCrummay, P
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/15
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.