Naked Frank are a physical theatre company, who actively produce outreach projects in an attempt to make a difference in the community. Founded in 2013 and artistically directed by Carleigh-Ann Portelli and Claire Louise Portelli the company create bold, hard hitting and truthful theatre, with the aim of telling the untold and unnoticed stories of the world we live in through innovative, honest and original theatre, that is always devised by the cast.
"We don't believe in making theatre for the sake of theatre. All entertainment must serve a purpose."
As well as producing new theatre the company also work alongside the community to engage people in theatre and the arts. Naked Frank Theatre's outreach work allows them to work interactively with people on new projects and challenge controversial topics. The company encourage individuals to get involved in artistic projects and regularly host new events, workshops and campaigns that individuals can take part in. (For more information on workshops, campaigns and events that you can join in with, click on the JOIN IN button at the top of the screen.)
The company's work is often, but not exclusively, aimed at young people and vulnerable or disadvantaged communities. This ethos means that their work is always written and produced to have a positive impact on their audiences or the subjects being tackled.
"We're not shy about challenging opinions and educating communities or group of people on controversial topics."
As a non-profit organisation Naked Frank Theatre rely heavily on funding and support in-kind to produce work and run new projects.