This is our Story in Tenbury Wells
The Passion performance on Palm Sunday
As the Community Theatre part of the project, we ran a holiday club with a theatre focus and produced this play improvised from Eva's book 'Where is Lonely?' Here is a recording of the short play we produced in just 3 days.
Eva McIntyre is available for educational conferences and workshops on inclusion and mental health awareness.
Using story telling, talking head monologues and applied theatre techniques, Eva helps education professionals, governors and student representatives to explore how prevention can be better than cure.
Eva is the co-ordinator of Mental Health Matters, the CofE's national initiative on mental health and the author of 'A Quiet Mind'.
Our primary and secondary school anti-bullying workshops help children to understand what bullying is and how to deal with it appropriately. We work in the context of the whole school or individual classes and provide a teacher/staff/Governor session before working with the children. We also run full workshops for Governors, teachers and other school staff. We are included in the Church of England's new resource on eliminating homophobic bullying.
We are currently working with the General Synod of the Church of England
Over the Synod from 5th-9th July in York 2013, we provided a piece of Forum Theatre for the 400+ delegates to help them find solutions to the disagreement over the legislation needed to move forward with the introduction of female bishops . This was the first time the Church of England had explored the approach of applied theatre in its discussions. The process was overwhelmingly well accepted, the process was embraced and the response afterwards incredibly positive. We look forward to continuing our work with the Church of England.
Green Blade Theatre works with schools and community groups who wish to explore various topics of social concern and diversity.
Green Blade Theatre is a participating partner with the Church of England in the'Valuing All God's Children' programme which seeks to eradicate homophobic bullying in CofE Schools.
We can supply short or long term interventions, performances and workshops for schools and parishes wishing to address this issue.
Storytelling, Talking Heads, Improvisation and participatory Theatre Techniques are all used sensitively as students and adults are led to engage with both the issues and the realities of others in a safe environment. This work can also go hand in hand with workshops on self esteem and meditation skills to help individuals deal with low self esteem, depression and anxiety. If desired, the work can lead on to qualitative monitoring of impact and designing of in house programmes that work towards an eradication of the toleration of prejudice and set in place effective means of challenging and dealing with it.
Please contact us if you would like to explore booking us to work with you on this issue.
Working with communities facing Change
Green Blade Theatre specialises in supporting communities to feel empowered when facing change.
For example: we provided a day workshop using Storytelling techniques to help members of a Religious Community explore the challenges and changes that affect them as they prepare to sell their convent and move to more suitable accommodation.