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We work internationally with: people in prison, on probation or in mental health settings; with people with lived experience of homelessness, substance misuse and mental ill-health; with young people who are seen to be at risk of offending and who have offended; and with professionals who work with these groups. Our work is delivered in a variety of ways, including:

Interactive Performances for Service Users

Interactive performances for custodial or community settings

Groupwork

Working in small groups, using theatre and drama, to explore particular issues.

Creative Projects

A group-devised performance or film.

Performances for Professionals

Dynamic and engaging performances for conferences and professional training events.

Training for Professionals, Staff, Students and Artists

A range of training options – learn how to use theatre, drama and experiential activity.

Staff and Team Development

Staff and Team development sessions – exploring work-related themes through theatre.

Film Projects

Films for training.

Role-Play Providers

Experienced actors to role-play at your training events

Bespoke Projects / Performances

Looking for something specific?

Why use Geese?

We are internationally renowned with a reputation for creating innovative and dynamic projects.

Reputation

We are widely acknowledged as being one of the key organisations championing the role of the arts in the Criminal Justice System. The company has been the subject of two nationally broadcast documentaries, and received numerous awards, including a BAFTA Interactive Award, a Butler Trust Certificate, and twice the Royal Society for Public Health’s “Arts and Health Award.” Andy, our Artistic Director, was appointed MBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for Services to the Arts in the Criminal Justice System.

Quality

Every piece of work is thoroughly researched, evaluated and reviewed in order that we can continually develop our practice. All projects are delivered by our in-house team of practitioners. All members of our delivery team are permanent employees who undergo a rigorous six-month training programme and are encouraged to continually reflect on and improve their practice.

Experience

The company has been working exclusively in criminal justice and social welfare settings since 1987 and is managed by the Artistic Director/CEO and Director of Programmes who have collectively worked for Geese for over 55 years. In an average year the company works with over 80 different organisations, deliver over 70 projects reaching 900 people, 43 performances to audiences in excess of 3800 people and 60 staff training events to over 1700 people.

International

We have delivered projects all over the world, including staff training in Australia, Brazil and Sweden, prison projects in South Africa and Azerbaijan, and community projects in Bulgaria.

Staff Support

All our team receive regular group supervision with an external psychotherapist and have access to one-to-one supervision whenever requested. We understand that this work can be challenging and the wellbeing of our staff is paramount.

Wider Networks

We have been integral in establishing and supporting a number of key sector support organisations, including the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance and the Recovery-Arts Network. We are also involved in several national and local networks, including the Co-Creating Change Network, Sharing the Stage and the West Midlands “Health and Justice Forum.”

We are well known for our unique use of masks within both our performance and groupwork programmes. Find out more information about our use of masks below.

Behind the mask

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