The Orpheus Project is a free creative development programme for young men* aged 18-25 living in East London. Through exploring the Myth of Orpheus, we will dismantle the barriers around the modern male experience and create a community which opens doors and allows you to reach beyond what you thought you were capable of.
*in all instances of The Orpheus Project, male/men refers to all participants who identify as male.
Babel is a physical theatre company that investigates the modern experience of living through high energy, fast paced, movement, music and text.
Babel was founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Joseph Lynch. Babel have worked with many of the UK’s leading young peoples arts organisations including Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Barbican, Battersea Arts Centre, Complicite, New Diorama, East 15 Acting School, The Lowry, Manchester City Council, National Children’s Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Redbridge Drama Centre, Tower Hamlets Council and more.
Babel’s work is supported by Arts Council England, has received critical acclaim and been programmed around the country at some of the best festivals and theatre’s in the UK, including International Youth Arts Festival (winner BestOfFest Award), INCOMING Festival for “best emerging theatre companies”, PUSH Festival for “best of North West Theatre” and Battersea Arts Centre’s & The Guardian’s A NATION’S THEATRE Festival representing the “best of small to mid-scale touring”.
The Orpheus Project is a Pilot Programme for a much longer version that will run from Winter 2021 to Spring 2022. Participants of this pilot will be invited to return for the full programme as mentors and graduates of The Orpheus Project,
The Orpheus Project has been created in partnership with Rich Mix, Arts Council England, Tower Hamlets Council and Poplar Union.