We are incredibly excited to announce we’re making brand new project on surveillance.

YOUR CONNECTION IS NOT PRIVATE (working title) has been commissioned by Free Word and Camden People’s Theatre.

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Exploring the implications of The Investigatory Powers Bill, more commonly known as The Snooper’s Charter YOUR CONNECTION IS NOT PRIVATE (working title) explores how it feels to have your privacy invaded. Set in London 2018, as a revised bill on state surveillance powers is about to be voted on, secret activists attempt to protect the public from the actions of state agents but risk being outed.

Following the passing of the Snooper’s Charter, which passed into law in November 2016, we invite audience to play a game of surveillance, in an attempt to expose how governments and corporations are accessing our private data and what we can do to protect ourselves.

We’re working with a stealth team of makers including Associates William Drew, Michelle McMahon, Kieran Lucas and Coney Director Tassos Stevens.

The show is being developed in conversation with leading free expression organisations including Open Rights Group, Big Brother Watch, Liberty, English Pen and ARTICLE 19, as well as with a group of teenagers who offer the team perspectives and guidance on their own experiences of interacting with social and digital media, and what they think about potentially being surveyed online. Audiences will leave with a set of online tools and tactics against encroaching surveillance by both corporations and state.

YOUR CONNECTION IS NOT PRIVATE (working title) will initially be presented to an invited audience at the Free Word Centre on 9 March, with plans for the work to be further developed for a wider audience later in 2017.

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