I found working with the RAPT Theatre team a really positive experience whilst I have been going through a difficult time in my life. The course gave me something to look forward to each week.It helped a lot with my mental health and was something that took my mind off my current situation. After each session I felt I had achieved something, being involved in the group was a really fun experience and I got good insight into other peoples experiences and their thoughts.
The films were powerful, well made and helped marginalised people to have a voice. Most importantly, the participants seem to be really enjoying it, with people joining and returning each week.One regular participant told me it was the highlight of his week.
Our work with RAPT theatre was, for me, an exceptional experience.The theatrical knowledge and technical resources brought to the table differed massively with any of the other creative groups I have had experience with, in that we were ultimately rewarded with what I believe to be original, inspired and professionally finished pieces of film work. Aside from being an enjoyable and educational experience, what I found most valuable about the sessions was that they offered me a new avenue of hope in the future of dealing with my addiction/mental health issues by broadening my creative horizons – the therapeutic nature of which is often underestimated.