News by Keshena Bowie

We are hiring an Administrator!

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our small team of administration staff and theatre professionals who specialise in the delivery of performances and drama-based workshops in criminal justice and social welfare settings.

This is a key role in ensuring the efficient running of our very busy office, providing support to the administrative and delivery teams. The Administrator role is full time, and reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.

To find out more head to our Recruitment page and download the application form!

Salary: £23,000 per annum, paid monthly.

Closing date: 4th January 2022 by 10am.

Interviews: First interviews to take place Monday 17th January 2022, second interviews to take place on Wednesday 26th January 2022.

Online Information Sessions

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For the past year, we've been delivering monthly online Q&As to give you an insight into our work.

We've had a whole range of people attend these, from applied theatre students to prison officers and many more! Thanks to all that came along.

We're now evolving these to become 'Online Information Sessions' which will last two hours. In these sessions you'll:

  • Hear about the range of our work
  • Learn about our ethos and theoretical approach
  • See filmed examples
  • Be encouraged to ask questions

The next session is on Thursday 22nd July at 11am

We want to offer these sessions online for as long as you are enjoying them, but we'll also open up our offices later this year for more exploratory in-person workshops.

Get your tickets for this event here!

Geese sign up to More Than a Moment pledge

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We wrote a statement in June 2020 which shared reflections on our work in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement, and highlighted our responsibility to challenge intolerance, prejudice, and racism by taking action. Since then, we joined the discussions led by the More Than a Moment working group as they developed a pledge from the West Midlands arts sector "to take radical, bold, and immediate action, to dismantle the systems that have for too long kept Black artists and creatives from achieving their potential in the arts and cultural industries".

We, Geese Theatre Company, have signed up to this pledge to demonstrate our commitment to make real changes to the systems in which we develop and deliver our work. We are hopeful that by working together, the West Midlands arts sector can create safe creative spaces and opportunities for Black artists and can therefore "reflect and represent the UK of the 21st Century". 

As an organisation with a core belief that the arts should be 'recognised as a powerful vehicle for individual and social change', we must prove ourselves right by taking action now.

If you've not read the pledge yet, please download a copy here. Find out more about the pledge and the working group here.

We look forward to working with other organisations who are signed up, and with the working group, and will keep you posted on the actions/changes we are making as an organisation via our newsletter (sign up here) and on social media.

We acknowledge and thank all of the Black Creative Workforce for their time, honesty and emotional labour in contributing to the process that led to the co-creation of the Pledge, and to the Radically Listening research that underpins it.

Working Safely during Covid-19

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In response to current Covid-19 restrictions, we've adapted some of our interactive training performances to be delivered online for up to 100 delegates.

We've also been working hard with partners in the community, in mental health settings and in prisons to ensure we can still work creatively with participants in these settings.

If you're interested in working with us on a project but don't know how it can work under current restrictions - head to our landing page to find out more and get in touch!

We would love to hear from you if you have an idea for a project or training event.

Free online Q&A Session

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Every month we're hosting an online Question and Answer session exploring the work of Geese and the broader arts in criminal justice sector. The sessions have been attended by a wide range of practitioners, artists, students and other people interested in discovering more about the work from all over the world.

You'll get an introduction to Geese's work and use of mask, and you'll have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

The next session:
Thursday 22nd April - 11am-12:30pm

The sessions are very informal you can drop in as you wish. They are also free!

To book your place simply click here to register.