Persona Collective is in constant flux - we rely on the participation of communities specific and local to each venue to develop and stage performances. Each venue that hosts our projects becomes a meeting, rehearsal and performance space for a new community of amateur and professional creatives and performers.

Our projects define a space for encounter and help forge social and creative networks. Each project forms the focus of personal and collective exploration and creation, where each participant is integral to the development and performance of the final piece.

Through storytelling, play, improvisation, dance and role-play, members of the local community work alongside each other, the director and experienced performers and designers to create a theatre show that springs from and is created for a specific place and its community.

Devising theatre at a distance during the Covid-19 pandemic

We have moved our workshops online and are embarking on a new, experimental collaboration to devise our next show. We want to work with the unprecedented new rules of social distancing to co-create a unique, immersive theatre piece that examines site-specificity, collective imagination, myth, dreams and isolation. Our online collaboration will culminate in an immersive show at the end of the year, or as soon as circumstances allow, and will weave live streaming and pre-recorded sequences with live, in-situ performance at the Old Central Saint Martins Building on Southampton Row.

We are seeking to bring together a diverse, intergenerational group to collaborate online through text, video, drawing, making, music and performance. For more information on our current project, and to respond to our open call, please click here.