Work with Communities

CrowdWrite By Numbers places equal importance on the work we create with communities as the work we create together, with each of these elements informing the other.

We have four strands of community engagement:

1. Stand alone community projects

We’ve created a range of projects working with communities in both London and the South West. These projects have ranged from curating community arts spaces to making performances, films and games with groups. As fits a theatre company, our projects are often interdisciplinary but stories are always our starting point.

Our previous projects include:

The Exeter Living Library (Supported by Arts Council England, Headway Devon and Bike Shed Theatre)
Once Upon a Walthamstow… (Supported by Arts Council England and Wood Street Market)
Theatre41 (Supported by IdeasTap and Wood Street Market)
Ovid Reworked: The Brixton Project (Supported by SpaceMakers Agency)

2. Engagement projects alongside our main shows

Living LibraryWith each of our shows we create a sister engagement project which travels with the show. These can be scaled up (or down) to meet the requirements of spaces and groups and range from individual workshops to installations and curtain raiser performances. This year we’re undertaking the largest of these sister projects, exploring regeneration with groups local to Rich Mix to create an installation alongside our production of Regeneration

Beneath the Albion Sky – Walking Stories
Blueprint – One Minute Plays
Joseph Mills Presents…Reasons for Listing – The Great List of Everything That Makes Us Happy

3. Touring to non-traditional arts venues.

We’ve a commitment to taking our work to communities and spaces which might not traditionally have access to high quality performance. Over the last three years we’ve performed in shops, libraries, day centres, village halls and even a church and a bakery. We actively seek to put such spaces into our tour schedules and are always happy to chat about how we might bring our work to you.

4. Workshops.

We’ve run workshops for schools, charities, community interest companies and Universities. You can find out more about the workshops we offer on our workshop page.

If you’re interested in discussing how we might work with you, please email Estelle (estelle at