Silhouette Youth Theatre joins worldwide project to record young people during the coronavirus pandemic
- Silhouette are working alongside groups of teenagers across the world to make their own Coronavirus Time Capsule, a week-by-week video record of the pandemic through the eyes of teenagers.
- The Coronavirus Time Capsule has been created by London-based Company Three to provide teenagers with support, connection and a space to be creative.
- Hundreds of groups in more than 16 countries worldwide are taking part, supported by free resources.
With schools across the world on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Silhouette are working to battle the impact of isolation and anxiety on teenagers’ mental health – and providing a space to express what the lockdown is like for them.
The Coronavirus Time Capsule is a week-by-week project created by London-based youth theatre Company Three and made available to groups of young people across the world. Groups create new videos every week responding to different topics linked to the lockdown.
Groups involved include youth theatres in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and in Ireland, Kenya, Brazil, Australia, Croatia, the Netherlands and the USA.
Silhouette are publishing new videos every week, exploring topics like home life, school, exercise and friendship. Each video is a window into the worlds of the participants in the project, showing them at home, with their families and in their rooms.
By the end of the lockdown, the group will have created a cumulative time capsule for anyone to watch – and for the participants to look back on and remember this extraordinary time.
Week 2’s Topic is Home Life. We want to get a glimpse of what’s going on at home – images of day-to-day life during shutdown, schedules, feelings and whether things are turning out as expected.
This is a solo task – every participant is invited to interpret it in a way that helps them express something important about their day-to-day life in the shutdown. It’s also their first opportunity to experiment with different ways of capturing things on film and you should encourage everyone to make something that isn’t just talking to the camera (like Week 1).
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