The Incident: Participatory workshop: Uncovered and Explored

We offer 1 and 2-day participatory workshops to community groups, NGOs, civic organizations, school universities, and other interested parties.

This innovative 2-day participatory workshop makes the participants explore and challenge the social complexities created by the social constructs of racism, power and privilege. The workshop uses two scenes from The Incident, to encourage the participants to reflect over their own experiences and prejudices. Through theatre games and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques we generate dialogue and explore new narratives based on the participants own experiences.

Coming to London, October 2018!

Alongside performances at The Albany and Poplar Union, The Incident will be running our participatory workshops!
Dive deeper into the themes of the play by booking your tickets to this exciting one-day participatory event.

October 20, The Albany

October 28, Poplar Union

Who is this for?

Our workshops are for community groups, NGOs, civic organizations, schools, universities, corporations and any other interested parties. There is no required training or experience to participate, we only require that you come willing to engage creatively and critically in dialogue and share stories and experiences through theatre and play.

“Thank you! This workshop should go everywhere. Schools, hospices, hospitals, political spaces and construction sites. It’s an incredible way of facilitating conversation and to create real change”

(Workshop Participant 2017)

Meet the Facilitators

Sinead Elinor Emery

is a London based Participatory Arts Practitioner, with over 10 years’ experience of designing, delivering and managing arts and theatre focused engagement initiatives, within educational, custodial and community settings. Sinéad has a particular interest in creative approaches to inclusive integration initiatives and accessibility, within the arts. She has been a lead facilitator for companies such as Safe Ground, Greenwich and Lewisham Youth Theatre and Odd Arts, Manchester and has undertaken contracts as an Arts Development Consultant in China, London and Leeds. Sinéad holds a BA Hons in Drama and Physical Theatre, as well as an MA in Theatre and Global Development from the University of Leeds, where she undertook further Applied Theatre training, including Forum and Image theatre.

Sanaa Byfield

is a Jamaican-Senegalese actor and theatre-maker, based in London. Sanaa completed her training in physical, collaborative and devised theatre at the Jacques Lecoq School. During her training, Sanaa had the chance to perform in a street arts festival, a welcome opportunity, as she wants to find ways of bringing theatre to a wider audience. Growing up crossing borders, Sanaa also wants to explore themes of identity, belonging, race and power through her work. As a theatre-maker, she wants to create work that increases social awareness and discussion around taboo subjects. She is delighted to be involved with The Incident Workshops.

Zoë Guzy-Sprague

is an American dramaturg, playwright and drama facilitator based in London, who is passionate about creating platforms for untold stories and unheard voices, and about exploring the boundaries of theatrical form. She is one of the original co-creators of The Incident Workshops, and traveled with The Incident on their South Africa tour to facilitate workshops in Johannesburg and Cape Town. She has worked as a drama facilitator with young people for Company Three and as creative writing facilitator for diverse youth at Rewrite. She loves builiding safe spaces where diverse voices can share their experiences. She holds an MA in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently a member of the Orange Tree Writers Collective.

Participant Feedback

“It allowed me to really consider other people’s opinions and views”

“It made me understand more about what people go through daily basis related to their race”

“During the workshop I had moments of exhale where I felt heard and I really heard others – that’s huge.”

“I left the room having connected with new people, a closer relationship with my classmate and learned I need a greater awareness of other people’s experiences”

If you would like to book our workshop or have questions about the workshop send us an email at:



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