About Us


Voices provides a method for advocacy, using documentary theatre and strategic communication as key components. Our projects address human rights and women’s rights issues and are always contextualized and implemented by our local partners.

So what are we? Ethical lobbyists? Public diplomacy consultants? Innovators?

We are, in fact, a combination of all three.

Voices combines documentary theatre and ethical lobbying in a method that catalyses change built on emotion.

At Voices we believe that the best way to achieve change is to do it together. Therefore, we identify the key stakeholders in the issue and context that our clients want to address and create a platform where they can work together. In our case, a documentary play.

HEDDA KRAUSZ SJÖGREN

Founder

Hedda began developing the Voices-method in 2009 when for the first time she brought decision makers on to the the theater stage.

She is an award-winning Swedish-born theatre artist who has spent the last 20 years writing, producing and acting in over 30 countries.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts from University of Washington and a bachelor of arts from Bennington College, VT, USA.

”I am passionate about re-thinking and re-claiming the role of the arts as catalyst for social change and as a bridge between civil society, decision makers and enterprise. I am happiest seeing people and organizations try on new perspectives and new ways of working, and experiencing their pride and feeling of ownership in the projects we cooperate around.”


CONTACT

Email: hedda@voicesprojects.com
Phone: +46 (0) 706 73 73 72

IDA GRANQVIST

Managing Director

Ida has been working with the different projects of Voices since 2013. Before that she worked as a public diplomacy consultant at the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade, Serbia. She studied Human Rights and Economics at Lund University and Strategic Public and Political Marketing at Stockholm University.

“For me the biggest motivation is to meet people that inspire me. Through Voices I get the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who work for change. From activists, students and journalists to NATO-generals, politicians and celebrities. It’s the greatest feeling to be able to provide them with a tool that strengthens their work and brings so many people together.”


CONTACT

Email: ida@voicesprojects.com
Phone: +46 (0) 706 08 34 03

Hedda Produktion AB is the company behind Voices.

For the past 9 years the company has developed the method and projects that are now gathered under the name Voices.

Read more about Hedda Produktion here.

Method


We know that there are lots of people, organizations, companies and governments that try to do good. But we believe that there is a lot to gain by coordinating efforts between stakeholders that are all working to achieve the same thing. Of course, this might seem obvious. But how to do it without compromising the individual agendas of the stakeholders involved?

This is how we do it.

Projects


Quick facts


Since 2008, we and our partners have

  • toured over 30 countries
  • worked in more than 27 languages
  • produced over 250 readings for an audience of more than 40 000 people
  • cast over 1200 men and women who have lent their voices to the people portrayed in the plays including journalists, activists, politicians, athletes, NATO-generals and celebrities
  • worked with over 120 organizations and government agencies on local, national and regional level