THEATRE OF DEBATE

DIGITAL DRAMA

Debate

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Photographs from 'Every Breath',Theatre of Debate ® workshop
Every Breath was developed and delivered by Y Touring in partnership with the Association of Medical Research Charities and supported by the Wellcome Trust. The project was developed to raise the level of the debate about the use of animals in medical research at a time when extremism was capturing the headlines, and sensible dialogue risked being stifled by fear.

The process of creating Every Breath relied upon the in-put of various experts from an advisory group made up of Europeans for Medical Progress, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, the Seriously Ill for Medical Research, the RSPCA, University College London and the Association of Medical Research Charities. Representatives from these organisations were invited, along with young people from local schools, to participate in a workshop exploring perceptions around the issues the project proposed to explore.

Some of the exercises found in the
Preparatory Lessons were used during the workshop to gain insight into peoples' perceptions and attitudes. Following the workshop, several playwrights submitted synopses, of which, the advisory group chose Every Breath by Judith Johnson to commission as a full play.

There have been four successful UK tours and a DVD recording of the play as well as this podcast. The advisory group has continued to contribute to the project, by offering advice and support in the form of feedback at key stages in the development and delivery of the project.

Advisory group members represent a range of standpoints regarding the use of animals in medical research, from the professional to the profoundly personal.

This radio drama is performed by Y Touring Theatre Company , produced by Digital Fluid and Y Touring and supported by the Wellcome Trust and Central YMCA.



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