Trybe House Theatre aspires to shift mindsets so that young black people can recognise their own greatness in a world where that greatness isn’t always recognised or celebrated.
Our aim is to change the definition of success from the existing global standpoint to one that more readily embraces the values of friendship and support instead.
As they engage and progress through our activities, we anticipate that aside from developing practical theatre skills, or simply enjoying a performance, our participants will also develop a sense of belonging – a sense of tribe. These all-important feelings of being part of something can help positively shape purpose, goals and our mission in life. We will create a place where everyone can come to thrive.
- To provide culturally and psychologically informed safe spaces, which encourage aspirations, openness and positive relationships with other young black men
- To artistically engage young black men (aged 16-25) with theatre and create work that is reflective of their reality and identity
- To create a space where young black men are nurtured without judgement of previous life experiences
- To upskill young black men into leadership programming and other supportive qualifications that can enable them to further employment
- To engage with local schools and youth organisations within London and beyond to offering a series of workshops & bespoke projects, which engage young people aged 11-16 years and build positive mental well-being in non-traditional environments
- To share stories and cultural activity developed by the young black people with wider audiences to foster understanding and deepen connectivity
- To celebrate the successes of young black people involved in our work, and empower them to create their own “tribes” to maximise impact and shift systemic prejudices
Drawing upon years of practical experience, and working with mental health professionals, we are developing a full programme of engagement that encourages participants (primarily young black men) to actively build resilience and improve their well-being, using theatre as the supportive outlet.