Workshop Facilitation & Psycomedy
Whilst most of our work is entertainment based, we have also translated our skills to work in a professional training context.
We offer bespoke workshops for youth groups, organisations, charities or any organised group who are looking to enable open discussions and debate around difficult subjects such as sex, consent, exploitation, discrimination and politics. Sally (a counsellor and facilitator for 4 years as well as a theatre maker) and Kyla (an established writer and director) have been developing an intuitive practice combining non-threatening (often humorous and trifle flavoured) theatre exercises with group facilitation to bring into the open any fears, assumptions and judgments (conscious & unconscious). Some clients have also commissioned specifically written short plays or sketches to be performed (using a professional cast) and workshopped using Forum Theatre (Augusto Boal) techniques.
This strand of our work began when we teamed up with Dr. Emily Jane (Useful Psychology), an educational psychologist and psychotherapists, who specialises in PACE (Dan Hughes) & attachment therapies, to creatively communicate her psychological ideas using theatre. More info about her work and our collaboration here: www.usefulpsychology.org
Clients include; WILD Young Parents Project Cornwall (https://www.wildproject.org.uk), Cornwall Social Care (Social workers, youth workers, police, health care professionals, foster parents), Carefree Cornwall (www.carefreecornwall.org.uk) & Useful Psychology.
( https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/childrens-services/cornwall-and-isles-of-scilly-safeguarding-children-partnership/learning/safeguarding-training/training-courses/stopping-me-seeing-the-people-i-love/ )