Did you know that MacIntyre is involved in a remarkable theatre project?
On the eve of Yom HaShoah, the annual Jewish Remembrance Day for Victims of the Holocaust, the Jewish Community Centre in London hosted a one-off performance of Kindness: A Legacy of the Holocaust. Kindness is a very special project in partnership with the European Jewish Congress, the Association of Jewish Refugees, and MacIntyre.
The MacIntyre partnership began with Cate Hollis, Artistic Director of Voices of the Holocaust, who came to work at MacIntyre in Milton Keynes during lockdown in 2020.
I knew that people I was working with would love to be members of a professional theatre company and, as soon as we were able to do so, Voices began offering work placements to them. We are delighted to be an inclusive theatre company and our technical team – who support in stage management, props and costumes and sound / music – work at schools and theatres around the country with us helping us do this crucial education work.
The MacIntyre ‘Tech Squad’ at present consists of Martin Baker as Stage Manager, Rachel Silver in charge of props and costumes, and Ian Forrest who runs the sound and music for the production. They work tirelessly both in rehearsals and at venues around the country doing everything from building a huge tree and cart, ironing costumes and even spray painting potatoes!
One Head of History at a school in the north of England commented
This is wonderful – for my students to see what a genuinely inclusive theatre company is about is so important. Thank you. You represent the values that we want our students to live by so perfectly.
At the event in April, the many guests from the UK and beyond were incredibly impressed by our partnership and inclusive values. The MacIntyre team helped to host the pre-event reception and worked determinedly afterwards to strike the set.
We are sure our partnership will go from strength to strength.