Share stories with each other, create a community using music and movement, find the power of listening.
Alongside devising performances, Seemia Theatre facilitate workshops in a number contexts, in particular community and education. Engaging with our local community has always been integral, not only to our pedagogy but also to our creative process.
From workshops with higher education institutions, charities that work with vulnerable people to TEDx Talks, Seemia strive to ensure their workshops and outreach events are accessible whilst being artistically & creatively inpsiring and challenging. Below are some examples of our outreach and workshops. If you're interested in working with us , feel free to get in touch.
Cheryl was invited to be part of a panel for TEDx Leamington Spa, that year titled ‘H?ME Homelessness – Beyond the Label’. She was part of a panel with two other amazing and inspiring women, Lianne Kirkman and Ellie House, who both work for charities tackling homelessness; Helping Hands and Kairos WWT discussing homelessness, how charities engage with those who have experienced homelessness and how theatre & arts can be used to support the community.
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The Marylebone Project
Following a 3-hour one-off workshop with the whole company in the summer, Charlotte and Cheryl presented a 10-week programme of workshops with residents from from The Marylebone Project (A charity and hostel for homeless women in London, most of whom are refugees from Eritrea and Ethiopia).
The workshops were a cultural exchange focussed on openness and trust using music & drumming, movement and poetry as a vehicle to play, share and listen.
Sooreh University of Art, Tehran
Director, Sara Amini, presented a workshop for Theatre students at the Sooreh University of Art in Tehran, Iran.
The workshop focussed on the ensemble in a devising process and the a discussion of new modes of directing in relation to folk heritage in contemporary theatre.