Eve has given me valuable insight into her way of working, the values and ethos that animate her work, and her commitment to conveying the many diverse experiences and emotions that make up a community’s experience.
The performance of ‘That Day It Came’ in our valley in the summer of 2016 provided a much-needed opportunity for the people who saw it – many of who had been affected by the floods – to process and reflect on their experiences. Since then, Eve has also put together and performed shorter versions of this work for my students studying community resilience at the University of Bradford. These have been powerful mini-performances that have made an important contribution to their learning.
Eve’s approach to verbatim theatre has shown me how valuable and flexible this format can be for recording, sharing and processing important experiences and personal stories. I’ve been inspired by her passion for stories, sense of humour and thoughtfulness in interacting with people, and am very happy to recommend her work.