news

Company Three's Coronavirus Time Capsule

During these challenging times Company Three, a community theatre supported by the Brewers’ Company through the Dame Alice Owen Foundation, has developed an innovative project to help isolated teenagers find a creative outlet.  The Coronavirus Time Capsule is a project which aims to reduce the impact which isolation and anxiety has on teenagers’ mental health and is is designed to help give them the things they’ll need most in this difficult time – social connection, support and a space to express themselves.

Although less affected physically by the virus, teenagers, particularly those in more crowded accommodation and challenging family relationships, will be particularly hard-hit by school and societal shutdowns. Calls to Childline have increased dramatically and the NSPCC has spoken about ‘24/7 news cycle causing huge worry and anxiety in young people’.  This project is designed to counter this, encouraging young people to stay connected and engage positively in digital activities.  Every week, the members of Company Three will make their own films responding to life in shutdown. They will be supported with online workshops, video tasks and phone mentoring. Every Friday they will release the work they’ve made in a cumulative video time capsule.

Groups of young people across the world are also being invited to join in making their own time capsule.  The entire project is available for free to youth theatres, educational institutions, student drama groups, and amateur companies and community-arts projects everywhere.

See the latest video and find further details of how to get involved on the Company Three website here: www.companythree.co.uk.