Pam Schweitzer, founder of the Reminiscence Theatre Archive and Honorary Fellow at the University of Greenwich, was the Artistic Director of the Age Exchange Theatre Trust between 1983 and 2005. In this time an impressive archive was shaped containing interviews, photos, video material, scripts, production notes, press coverage and other vital material relating to the theatre productions of the time. In 2012 the archive moved to Bathway Theatre, Woolwich, at the University of Greenwich and it has since been a source of research and education.
Drama students have produced numerous short theatre pieces using material from the archive, most recently during the Remembering the Past: Building the Future project which has seen students, old people and school pupils collaborate in a unique school-based theatre workshop around world war II memories of evacuation.
Further information about the reminiscence theatre archive can be found here >
Photo credits: Tess van Leeuwen