Have Your Passport Ready is a virtual experience by
Stand and Be Counted Theatre (SBC) that puts the audience
directly in the world of the UK's hostile environment. This short
film-meets-video game is Knaïve Theatre's first open
Led by brothers Khaled and Mohammad Aljawad from Syria,
now based in Sheffield, Have Your Passport Ready explores an
unknown city without an interpreter as audiences become players
collecting evidence to prove their right to remain in the UK.
SBC make campaign theatre with a proud record for welcoming
new audiences to the theatre. Their work is adventurous and
highly political, merging lived experience with new ideas. They believe that theatre is a vital tool in the pursuit of positive social change and justice. In 2016 SBC became the first ‘Theatre Company of Sanctuary.' They are committed to making work with, about and for people seeking sanctuary in the UK and internationally. They are co-founders of the Welcome Consortium: a grass-roots movement for theatre-makers building a culture of welcome within their communities.
To be released as part of Knaïve Theatre: A Digital Lyceum's inaugural season 17th -24th October 2020.