The Non Prophet Organisation
The Non Prophet Organisation & The Non Prophet Festival is a gathering of local and international performance artists, theatre and filmmakers collectively considered as “artivists” – Public entertainers who are social activists, concerned about the socio-economic…
The Non Prophet Organisation & The Non Prophet Festival is a gathering of local and international performance artists, theatre and filmmakers collectively considered as “artivists” – Public entertainers who are social activists, concerned about the socio-economic welfare of the earth’s natural and human resources. The projects we envisage creating consist of devised collaborations in a community context that challenge the notion of success and well-being that mainstream media and the leisure industry propose.
Mainstream entertainment created and consumed without question has perpetuated its social place within modern capitalism while the alternative means of entertainment offered by this festival seeks to transform our concept of entertainment and ourselves. That is to say, the festival performances partake of a philosophical and political critique of the illusion of mainstream entertainment and our willing self-delusion.
The objective of The Non Prophet Organisation and Festival is to contextualise the ideological, political and historical background of alternative entertainment as social practice. By analysing the creative process alongside live and virtual performances of mainstream and alternative forms of entertainment as social activism we will compare and contrast the cultural and ethical values proposed by both.
The goal of artivism and The Non Prophet Festival is inclusivity and therefore we entertain all social groups and cultural practices that define humanity. We aim to revolutionise through collaborative devising and performance techniques the latent potentiality of dramatic and non-dramatic practices as a means of political and social engagement through the arts on a local and global level. Each project will begin with a real social issue or situation in a specific place and through a process of exploration be developed into a performance piece.