Providing professional theatre in care; to reduce isolation and create positive experiences for those living with dementia.
An immersive experience of four new short plays inspired by the rich memories of those living with dementia at Longfield Hall
Written by Louise Coulthard, Laura Harling, Nicole Latchana & A.C Smith for the workshop participants from Link Age Southwark and Brian, Pauline, Maria, George & Diana.
Directed & designed by Laura Harling
“Imagine the past to remember the future”
A MAP TO YOU
A Map to You tells the vibrant life stories shared with playwrights by individuals living with dementia and their families. Inspired by the unique connections between playwright and participant and a series of online, creative storytelling workshops with a dementia peer group, The Dot Collective will transform Longfield Hall into an immersive experience of short plays.
A Map to You brings rich memories to life through short, promenade plays. Audiences will be led through four different rooms. At the top of a precipice you can look out at The View by Laura Harling. Then, step into the shed for On the Go by Louise Coulthard. The common room will host Brushstrokes by Nicole Latchana and a quest will reveal Moon and Stars by A.C. Smith.
Spotlighting the person not the dementia, The Dot Collective raises awareness and reshapes the way we respond to the disease through theatre performance, while creating positive experiences for participants and allowing creativity and personality to thrive.
Reviews for previous work:
★★★★ British Theatre Guide
“Instead of focusing on the impact of dementia I saw snapshots of vivid and invigorating life”
★★★★ Everything Theatre
“A brave positive work”
★★★★ The Guardian