Schools and Outreach

 
We regularly engage with our audiences outside our productions through surrounding activities for children, young people and adults.
We can also offer bespoke projects, workshops and talks or presentations about the company’s process and approach to creating work based on your specific needs and for any age group.
 Previous work includes:
 A summer school for young people, alongside The Seed for which we achieved a Cultural Olympiad Inspire Mark. A group of twenty young people from West Sussex took part in a week of work based on our approach to making new work which resulted in a showing for friends and families. The young people participated in workshops with professionals in the fields of sound design, Alternate Reality Game making and writing, film making, mask work, physical theatre and stage fighting.
 A variety of workshops in schools for young people from Key Stage 1 up to degree level. Examples include; exploring different concepts of the actor/audience relationship, creating site-specific performance, exploring story-telling in outdoor spaces at school locations and creating interactive experiences.
 As a solo practitioner Joel has extensive experience of working with many different youth groups including Polka Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith and Southwark Playhouse. He is a regular practitioner with the National Youth Theatre. For the NYT Joel has directed full-scale productions including a promenade version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Shanghai as well as workshops and the summer long Epic Stages project for 18-25 year olds. Joel has just directed a devised piece in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The piece was performed in arabic and english and used puppetry, magic and physical theatre. Joel is a qualified secondary school teacher.
 Our production of The Devil Speaks True (Shakespeare’s Macbeth as told by Banquo) will be particularly relevant to secondary school and sixth form students.
If you would like to find our more or talk to us about an idea or a project, please contact sally@goatandmonkey.co.uk