‘The Spider King’ – 2013

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October 2013 saw a team of five Olive Branch Arts practitioners return to the Sahrawi Refugee Camps for our fourth youth-theatre residency & second special needs school training program.

Responding to the Greek myth ‘Theseus & the Minotaur’ members of the team collaborated with a group of young women between the ages of 16-24 to devise ‘The Spider King’. This original piece of theatre told the story of a young boy and his fight against a cruel and despotic king, this was a compelling and evocative piece exploring the trials and challenges people face living under an oppressive rule.

Following an initial therapeutic research project carried out in early 2012 and a bringing together of all the special needs teachers from across the camps in late 2012, two dramatherapists delivered a therapeutic/creative training program in a number of the camps schools.

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