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International Women’s Day

Keshena Bowie

To mark International Women's Day, we created a short film with Iconic Productions, highlighting our work with perpetrators of domestic abuse.  Geese works with groups of men in custodial and community settings, using theatre to challenge abusive attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, while calling for greater equality.  We also work with women who have, or are at risk of having, experience of the criminal justice system and the use of theatre allows us to explore, discuss and problem solve issues relevant to their circumstances while providing a supportive and safe space to work on confidence and self-esteem, and share experiences.

The film, entitled Stay, is the first in a series, in which each film will focus on a different area of our work. 

Three Day Training Course in Edinburgh

Keshena Bowie

The Other Side of the Wall: Theatre and Drama in Criminal Justice Settings

18th-20th March 2015, St Columba’s-by-the-Castle, Edinburgh

Geese Theatre Company has been at the forefront of arts based practice with people in the criminal justice system for the past twenty eight years. Following great success with training courses at its headquarters in Birmingham, we are now bringing a three-day training course to Scotland. The course is open to anyone who is interested in, or has experience of working with offenders and young people at risk of offending. The course is also recommended for students of Applied Theatre, Prison Theatre and associated studies.

Participants will be invited to experience and practice first-hand, a range of drama-based techniques for use in group work, with a focus on exploring some of the key principles behind Geese’s work with offenders. The sessions will be led by Geese’s Deputy Artistic Director, a leading practitioner in the field with over 21 years’ experience. For more information and to book at place, please email info@geese.co.uk

Free Introductory Workshop at MAC

Keshena Bowie

2pm - 5pm, Friday 06 February 2015

The Foyle Studio, Midland Arts Centre

On Friday 06 February, we will be delivering a free workshop at Midland Arts Centre as part of the Koestler Trust exhibition Double Take.  

Behind the Mask is an introduction to the basic principles behind Geese’s work. Led by Deputy Artistic Director, Louise Heywood, the workshop will include a brief history and overview of the company’s methodology, a demonstration of drama-based groupwork techniques and an opportunity for questions. The workshop will be practical and experiential. Places are free of charge but must be reserved in advance by emailing info@geese.co.uk

This workshop was previously advertised as our February 'Information Session' and any places reserved for this remain secured.  Please contact us if you have any queries.

Post-traumatic stress in the military

Keshena Bowie

Last year, we were commissioned by RAF St Mawgan to devise a performance exploring PTSD for returning service personnel.  The piece was very well received and we went on to reprise the performance at RAF Brize Norton as well as being invited back to St Mawgan to perform on Remembrance Day next week.  The RAF website contains a very lovely review about the piece, its impact and the importance of talking about PTSD, which you can read if you click here