Jo CarterAssociate Member London www.immediate-theatre.com
I set up Immediate Theatre in 1996 in response to Hackney’s Agenda 21 consultative process. Agenda 21 brought together the Council and Community to develop practical ways to tackle economic, social and environmental problems and achieve sustainable development. Immediate Theatre’s purpose was to use theatre to help people engage with these issues and to imagine the process of change. The term “immediate” implying the “right here” on your doorstep and “right now” of being responsive to current issues affecting local people. Whilst Immediate Theatre has refined its purpose and aims over the past 18 years it has always remained true to its initial intention.