Good Chance is partnering with Sheffield Theatres to build a temporary venue, which will host a festival of work celebrating people who have migrated to the city.
The dome-shaped theatre will open in Barker’s Pool in Sheffield from February 20-23 for the festival, which is called FreeDome and will showcase a programme of devised work from local and international artists.
As part of their collaboration, Good Chance and Sheffield Theatres have formed a poetry, theatre and storytelling collective of 29 artists from 11 different countries, including Afghanistan, Eritrea, Greece and Iran.
Participants of the Change the Word poetry collective have been attending weekly workshops at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre and will perform their work on February 22 as part of the FreeDome festival.
Artistic directors of Good Chance, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working in Sheffield, a city with a rich history of art, culture, migration and welcome.
“Change the Word is already uniting different people and stories from Ethiopia to Sheffield and we can’t wait to showcase that work in our dome theatre alongside incredible artists from Sheffield, the UK and across the world in February 2020.”
Artists that will feature in the festival include musicians Milan Tajmiri and Mohamed Sarrar, and Kung-fu master Yasin Moradi, all of whom performed in Good Chance’s production of The Jungle.
The line-up also includes singer-songwriter Avital Raz, actress, musician and songwriter Maimuna Memon and director Hassun El-Zafar.