Voices of the Holocaust
Holocaust Theatre and Education through Drama
Voices was founded with the objective to ensure that the voices of survivors and victims of the Holocaust would not be lost in the post survivor era, and that, if the stories were told in the right way, theatre can be the surrogate human voice to continue telling stories that needed to be told.
“There is a big discussion about the ethics of making the Holocaust into art, a thing of beauty. Theatre in education company Voices of the Holocaust shows how it can be done; not simply as entertainment but as historically researched, no holds barred reflections. You cannot attend without thinking deeply about the Holocaust and what it is to be human.”
Darius Jackson, Centre for Holocaust Education, University of London
Welcome to Voices
Voices of the Holocaust was founded with the objective to ensure that the voices of survivors and victims of the Holocaust would not be lost in the post survivor era, and that, if the stories were told in the right way, theatre can be the surrogate human voice to continue telling stories that needed to be told.
We work in schools and communities, perform in school halls and theatres, village halls and on world platforms, at academic conferences and small community events. We advise schools on their Holocaust education programmes, have run professional development sessions with Facing History International and have advised the Holocaust Educational Trust on their Drama resource pack.
Voices of the Holocaust is the only theatre company of its kind in Europe. It has the support and endorsement of the European Jewish Congress as well as Holocaust educators and academics around the world.
Voices has performed at the European Parliament as part of their International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, attended 10 Downing Street to discuss their work with the government’s Holocaust Commission and received a standing ovation at an internationally screened USA Jewish Theatre Foundation event. Most recently, Voices and its artistic director Cate Hollis have been nominated for the Simon Wiesenthal Prize for civic engagement for their work in the field of Holocaust education.
Acts of Kindness
Define with us a project to help your students as a way of creating a positive commitment as they face troubling realities in our contemporary society.
Book specialist workshops or teaching sessions in Drama or Holocaust history to further deepen knowledge and understanding.
Resource Pack for Teachers
Available for teachers of History, RE, SMSC / PSHE and Drama to further teach through the play as well as ideas and stimuli for cross-curricular projects.
Programme for Schools
High quality theatre productions that provides a powerful starting point for Holocaust curriculum objectives as well as giving tremendous value to your Drama departments.
Acts of Kindness Project
An ‘Acts of Kindness / Mitzvah Project’ to help young people reflect on the ideas contained in the play and as a way of creating a positive commitment to counter the troubling realities that we face in our contemporary society.
History Curriculum Workshops
Our plays are to key education stages 3, 4, 5 - in various key curriculum areas. Our workshops can be catered from teacher training to higher education students, as well as IGSE levels 3,4,5.
We perform as well for other communities and audiences. Contact us for more information.
In addition to financial contributions, our projects are always in need of people willing to contribute their time and skills. These combined efforts allow us to bring our work to schools at an affordable rate.