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Acting on Impulse

Registered Charity Number: 1142502


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Acting on Impulse was founded in Manchester in 2007. We work with people who have been homeless or are marginalised living in the Greater Manchester area by teaching them to act. Everyone who walks into the fortnightly acting workshops is treated as an actor. Group members share stories, learn from each other, build team, grow in confidence and develop acting skills. Each year after 2 terms of workshops, they embark on a major project, which is produced and directed by professionals. So far they have made 10 short films (all of which have been screened at city centre venues) and have performed two live multimedia shows; one, their own version of 'Midsummer Night's Dream' and the other a mystery play devised by the actors. Their projects have included a huge range of genres including a music video, 'AOI Street Life', a dystopian mystery, and most recently, a farce. The actors are no strangers to standing ovations. By the end of a project they have a new sense of purpose and wellbeing.

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