A new production addressing issues of heritage, morality, citizenship, civil rights and inclusion.
GI Joe in Dorset focuses on the presence of African American GIs in Dorset during World War II. It tells the story of an African, Joe, an American GI, who finds himself stationed in rural Dorset shortly before D Day 1944, thousands of miles from home. Surprisingly, the biggest threat to Joe comes not from the locals or the Germans, but from his fellow US troops.
After the performance, the audience take part in an inter-active drama workshop drama, exploring and developing the issues.
GI Joe in Dorset was first commissioned as part of Development Education in Dorset (DEED)’s larger scale We Were Here Arts Heritage Lottery Funded Arts and History project.
Watch The Trailer
A beautifully interpreted production of a true story.
– Co-ordinator, Sting in the Tale Festival, EDDC
A very thought provoking and moving performance, bringing history to life.
– Curator, Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne
Photos by Martin Coyne