Doorstep works collaboratively with young people in participatory settings to open up dialogue about matters of concern and to further explore those issues through performance. In this sense, our participatory work is always linked to direct action, social justice and exploring beyond individual lived experience to hear the voices of others, to nurture an active sense of empathy and agency.

Building on prior pilot projects (Making Bridges with Music, Resilience Web, Arts & Health Transitions project), we are creating a new strand of integrated programme of work which focuses on empathy, otherness, social justice and hearing voices and stories from outside our own world view.

There are three key strands to our new strand of Dialogue work: Resilience (positive mental health & wellbeing), In My Shoes (Theatre for Dialogue) and Intergenerational work with early years children and older people in residential care.