What we're about.
The Non Prophet Organisation is about cultural activism in a (rural) community context, in particular through live performance and documentary. We’re concerned about the social conditioning of mass culture through mass-media entertainment in a consumer society; the waste of human and natural resources and how we can resist this destructive evolution through a festival that celebrates life.
The Non Prophet festivals are gatherings of local and international performance artists, theatre and filmmakers collectively considered as “artivists” – artists who are social activists, concerned about the socio-economic welfare of the earth’s natural and human resources. We’re interested in collaborating with other artivists and every-day experts* to create entertainment to reinvigorate the socio-economic structure of our community. Through our small arts festival of live performance, documentary, community TV and radio we wish to entertain and effectively communicate with our local and global community to address cultural issues that concern us all.
Our hope is to help our natural and human resources to flourish within our locality by being a cultural hub for the various community organizations and infrastructures already in place and together create a representative voice that addresses the cultural needs of humanity.
The rural community is a microcosm reflecting our global macrocosm. In this digital age of multi-media and alternative theatrical practices there is a window of opportunity to recreate entertainment and how we produce it: What we’re proposing is to some extent a revolution to the origins of theatrical entertainment in the Dionysian festivals where the community played an active role in celebrating life.
We will be working on a local and international level with a global outreach through the World Wide Web. We already have envisaged a number of performance projects working with like-minded international and local artists and festivals such asScarlattine Teatro & Il Giardino delle Esperidi Festival in Italy, Other Spaces in Finland and Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival in Ireland who are already working at local level to make the world a better place.
If you would like to know more about us or participate in any shape or form in The Nonprophet Festival please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to welcome and accommodate you.
*Distinguished by the participation of non-professional performers of so-called ‘everyday experts’ talking about their own lives. This is a theatre of performers who are not actors, but specialists in particular spheres of life: ‘professionals of a theatre of the real world’ who are sometimes paid, sometimes volunteering, sometimes unaware they are performing for others.
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