My Place Certificate

Series nameTheatre

This is a certificate produced by Sampad and presented to young people who took part in their drama project, ‘My Place’ in April 2001. ‘My Place’ was a two-week intensive workshop lead by drama workers and a film specialist and explored social themes including lifestyle choices in contemporary British society.The participants were aged between 14 and 25 years old and were from Birmingham’s Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities. The workshops culminated in a performance held at ‘mac’ Birmingham on 22 April 2001.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/7
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.