Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st September 2018
The Other Side of the Wall (TOSOW) is a three-day course from Geese Theatre Company which invites participants to experience and practise a variety of theatre and drama-based methods for use in groupwork.
In 2016, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance members were asked ‘which training courses they found to be impactful for the sector’s needs.’ Geese Theatre Company was mentioned five times as often as other providers. In particular, their TOSOW course was listed as particularly valuable.
The focus of TOSOW is on exploring some of the basic principles behind the company’s use of drama with people in prison and community settings, offering workers effective and widely applicable techniques in order to:
- Cross over the ‘wall’ and explore with the prison group participants’ experience of the world.
- Assist prison group participants in identifying patterns of behaviour and exploring new strategies for change.
- Identify and assist in the development of interpersonal skills.
- Create an environment where safe and relevant experiential learning can take place.
No previous drama or theatre experience is necessary, however a willingness to actively explore new methods of working is an essential requirement.