I stand for what I stand on explores the reality of being a teenager and growing up in the shadow of the climate emergency.
In 2019 Strike a Light met a group of striking young climate activists from Gloucester, shouting in the streets. They were a small group of extraordinary young people aged 14-18. Protesting with banners and their voices. Shouting for their future and shouting in the wind. Shouting to survive. Shouting words of wisdom and shouting beautifully crafted speeches that would put many politicians to shame, they were often met with abuse.
Strike A Light offered them some office space to hold their meetings and two years later, co-created a new live show with them. I stand for what I stand on is an intimate performance, featuring a live cast of 4 climate strikers and a global digital cast of young activists. Using cardboard protest signs, it draws on autobiographical experiences, a love of Harry Styles and Abba and an extraordinary understanding of the climate crisis to share the international cast’s thoughts and fears about the impending climate crisis.
I stand for what I stand on is fully captioned for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
- RUNNING TIME55mins
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- TICKETSStandard From £16 / Concession From £10 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
- VENUEFactory Theatre
POTENTIAL TRIGGERS: Climate anxiety
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
All Factory Theatre performances on sale from August 2021 are currently sold with social distancing in place. This means there is distance between different groups in the auditorium, plus a range of measures that enable your safe journey through all of the building. However please note that we may increase capacity and relax measures once we are certain it’s safe to do so. Read more about our Covid safety measures this autumn.