Through theatre and art, Good Chance creates new kinds of communities to empower artists from across the world and connect people, stories and cultures.
WHAT IS OUR APPROACH?
Disrupt: we redefine what art can do in the 21st century through the spaces, productions and programmes we create.
Explore: we go to places where others don’t and where expression is under threat, finding new and untold stories.
Innovate: we create groundbreaking ways of bringing different people together.
Welcome: we embrace every individual’s unique traditions and skills.
Connect: we build communities which become stronger than the sum of our individual parts.
Create: we make world-leading work about the great challenge of living together now, building a crucible of stories of global and national relevance.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Good Chance delivers three core programmes:
Good Chance Theatres - we build temporary Theatres of Hope in the form of large geodesic domes, in areas with high refugee populations where we hope to create meaningful opportunities for immigrant and local communities to interact through the arts. In collaboration with local and international artists, the Domes host a multi-genre programme of workshops and share this work with the wider public at a weekly ‘Hope Show’.
Good Chance Productions – we write, create and produce groundbreaking work with artists from across the world that provides a professional platform and context for previously untold stories of global and national relevance. We explore the intricacies, commonalities and complications of these stories, exposing audiences nationally and internationally to something new and provocative.
Good Chance Ensemble – we work with a collective of artists across the world supporting them to develop professionally and artistically through participation in our theatre domes and productions and other collaborative projects.
Awards and Achievements
Broadway World UK, Winner of Best New Production of a Play for The Jungle
South Bank Arts Award for Theatre 2018 for The Jungle
Genesis Prize 2018
Empty Space Peter Brook Award 2016
Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Editors Award 2016
Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award 2016, Nomination
Just Giving Crowdfunder Award 2016, Nomination
The Stage International Award 2016, Nomination
Groucho Club Maverick Award 2016, Nomination
Good Chance are an associate company of the Young Vic Theatre
To date, Good Chance have delivered speeches or presentations on the role of art in humanitarian crises at over 60 major events and conferences around the world. These include:
Speaking alongside David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee at the 2016 Global Exchange in New York, on the eve of the UN Global Assembly.
Speaking and leading sessions at CityLab 2016 in Miami, and 2017 in Paris, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Young Progress Makers Conference in London in January 2017, hosted by the Evening Standard.
Speaking to over 1300 delegates from every country in the world at One Young World Summit in Bogota in October 2017.
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson speaking to David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
At the start of 2017, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation published an enquiry into ‘The Civic Role of Arts Organisations’ entitled Rethinking Relationships. Good Chance was chosen as one of twenty international case studies of arts organisations working in innovative and groundbreaking ways to reach new communities. Read the full report here.
In 2016, the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) researched and published piece that mapped the artistic and cultural landscape within refugee and migrant communities. Read the full report here.