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These Are The People In Your Neighbourhood

These Are the People in Your Neighbourhood is a community edification performance led by children and fuelled by their curiosity about the world and enthusiasm to share it. It is a performance of a very possible world: a place where children walk down the street, tipping their hats to the people they pass and making it safe and familiar for everyone. If you harbour any nostalgia for those imaginary days when the word ‘community’ still had meaning, we invite you to come and experience a small slice of utopia.

There was fantastic generosity and good-will from all the people we visited: all excited to be sharing their lives with this community of students and the rest of the group that had come along for the journey.

Jane Howard, No Plain Jane (2013)

…rather than talking to children about the dangers in their neighbourhood, the idea is to develop a sense of community and a sense of empowerment in children by getting to know the people they’ll see down the street.

Come Out Festival Creative Producer Michael Hill, Adelaide Now (2013)

Presentation History

2017
June
Wanas Foundation; Knislinge, Sweden
2016
July
University of Reading & Szuper Gallery; Reading, England
June
University of Reading & Szuper Gallery; Reading, England
2015
August
Helsinki Festival & Checkpoint Helsinki; Helsinki, Finland
2014
October
Asian Arts Theatre; Gwangju, South Korea
2013
May
Come Out Festival; Adelaide, Australia
2012
June
Art of the Danforth & Jane's Walk; Toronto, Canada
May
Art of the Danforth & Jane's Walk; Toronto, Canada

Original Tour Credits

The Original Touring Production of These Are The People In Your Neighbourhood at Art of the Danforth & Jane’s Walk, Toronto in 2012 was:
Conceived and Directed by Darren O’Donnell
Produced by the Madeleine Collective, featuring Ladan Ali, Nicole Bazuin, Alex Hong & Cheryl Hsu
Interned by Effie Tassiopoulos