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Tales from the Boarders: "Girls and Boys'
This commission for Theatre Resource (now Zinc Arts) was part of an exhibition exploring stories of children sent away to receive “special” education.
The touring exhibition uncovered the stories of disadvantaged and disabled children sent to the Essex countryside from London. Developed by Theatre Resource in collaboration with Epping Forest District Museum, it told the story of Great Stony School in Ongar, which originally opened as the residential Hackney Home in 1904. Anne Teahan, Jon Owen and Damien Robinson were commissioned to create works responding to the stories which form the heart of the exhibition. The exhibition captured the memories of past students and staff using visual art, photographs and artefacts, oral history and sound.
April-June ‘07 Theatre Resource, Great Stoney, Ongar
July-November ‘07 Epping Forest District Museum