Siliba Theatre will be running youth workshops every Saturdays.
In the first stage, youth will participate in creative writing/drama workshops – led by a playwright and a director – to explore and document children’s experiences of gender and other issues that the youth face on their daily lives
The performing arts team will draw on work created by the youth as source material for a new text incorporating dynamic opportunities for youth’s interaction within the performance.
The final theatre production will be performed at schools and the youth will be able to respond directly to the ideas and emotions sparked by the story; their responses will become a live and integrated part of the performance. The aim is to create an educationally
dynamic and artistically powerful environment in which youth want to share their ideas and raise their voices.
The theatre is open to whatever our community suggest. We are here to work with our community in any area that we are needed.
Schools and Teachers
Every new piece of writing Siliba Theatre commissions provides teachers with a powerful tool with which they can explore pressing and immediate topics with students.
Schools can book post-show workshops and Q&A sessions for students alongside Siliba Theatre shows. Teachers can also access a range of free resources and lesson plans, available from Siliba Theatre’s website. These are designed to help teachers get maximum value from the performance. To find out about our current and forthcoming touring productions, please see our Event pages.
To keep up to date with all of our activity, including our tours and professional development opportunities for teachers, please join our mailing list. Currently, school teachers joining the list will automatically receive a free drama session plan.
We support young people’s learning and development through two strands of education work:
Once we’ve commissioned a playwright and the subject of a forthcoming production has been decided, we design projects that open up the topics and ideas of the play. The involvement of young people at this stage ensures the writer creates a piece of theatre that will enthral young audiences.
We believe that bringing professional productions directly to schools is a powerful way of improving learning. Our performance packages offer ways for teachers to deepen their students learning experience – through workshops, Q&A sessions and plans for supplementary lessons.