This masterclass is for both theatre artists and criminal justice professionals interested in the specialised field of arts in the criminal justice system. The day will be an introduction to the work of two of the leading organisations in this field. You will learn about their different working practices, understand the principles and theory underpinning their work, and explore best practice in this field. The day will be participatory, and involve drama and theatre exercises, groupwork, discussion and a plenary session at the end.
The day will be led by Anna Herrmann, Head of Education at Clean Break and Andy Watson, Artistic Director of Geese.
Andy became a practitioner with Geese in 1997 and has been the company's Artistic Director for the last 12 years. Andy specialises in developing and delivering a range of theatre based interventions in prisons, secure hospitals and with 'at-risk' groups in the community. Anna has been Head of Education at Clean Break since 2002, and leads the company’s award winning education programme for women with experience of the criminal justice system.
Anna and Andy are long-standing members of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance steering group and are regular visiting lecturers on a range of Applied Theatre under-graduate and post-graduate courses.
With a combined track record of 66 years, this training day will give participants a unique insight into the successful approaches of Clean Break and Geese in both prison and community settings
3 bursary places are available on this course to anyone who has had direct personal (not professional) experience of the criminal justice system. To apply for these, please write explaining your interest in the training event to firstname.lastname@example.org marking your email FAO Anna Herrmann.