WHAT WE DO

We create a safe space to play, discover and share using a mix of 'ACTive' CBT exercises, improvisation techniques and team building games. We then unravel and forum current issues and desires, moving forward to rehearse the theatre, OUR Theatre. We reflect, build on and bring about postive development. This THEATRE can then also be a tangible 'product', if appropriate it can be platformed and shared to wider audiences.                           It then becomes a REAL - POWERFUL - RESPONSIVE form of THEATRE - OUR THEATRE - THE THEATRE OF US.         

 

Current & ongoing projects...

 

 

  • BREAK4CHANGE HAMPSHIRE: Families experiencing abuse and violence from their young people 

 

 

 

 

  • HORIZON 20:20: Arts programme working with at risk young people in a pupil referral unit (PRU) 

 

 

Some of our current partners and commissioners

 

Our use of devised theatre and process heavy frameworks aim to offer and create a space for freedom of expression through the arts. BearFace Theatre CIC develop work with vulnerable and marginalised people from a wide range of communities, designing, developing and delivering creative drama based workshops, regular sessions, group work and performance based projects. BearFace work with and for the community collaborating with a variety of external agencies throughout Hampshire and surrounding counties such as Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT), University of Winchester (UofW), Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), Young Offenders Team (YOT), Children Adolescence Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Pupil referral units (PRUs) and the NHS. 

 

Our work with young people at risk of offending, young offenders and people on probation aims to ask questions and stimulate debate. We believe in working co-operatively in a group environment and challenging self-centred thinking. Through drama based activities, participants are invited to reflect upon the impact of their offending behaviour on themselves and for those around them.

 

 

BearFace Theatre uses Theatre as a Powerful tool for transformation and postive progression 

Vision

 

BearFace work with the community’s interests at the heart of all their work. With a strong ethics behind their methodologies they strive to empower the communities they work with and for. Using creative arts to lift marginalised and unheard voices, sharing message through high quality performance, storytelling and through theatre in education programmes

 

 

Values

 

To use the creative arts as a catalyst for positive progression and self-awareness, whilst bringing about an open sense of play, creativity and memorable experiences. To develop genuine theatre where the needs of the community are at heart of the work.

 

 

Methodologies

 

BearFace explore the use of theatre as a tool for effective conflict resolution and transformation. As a community interest company BearFace aim to increase empowerment in the community and believe that drama and theatre can have an insightful and meaningful impact on individual lives. By applying theatre to therapeutic processes, such as CBT, BearFace Theatre CIC believe that people can experience profound positive change in their attitudes towards themselves, others and therefore the society in which they live.

 

 

 

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