-Theatre in Education , A way to Educate and raise issues , in anentertaining way. They explore a range of issues through drama.Encouraging creativity and self expression through drama.-They are Adaptable pieces of theatre , that adapt to differentlocations.-The most popular subjects are : Anti Bullying, Sex education,Historical Context, Road safety, Healthy schools, Careers. –Information found from different T.I.E companies.-. T.I.E is very interactive based.
•Theatre in Education or TIE was originally formed in 1965 by actorRoger Chapman at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. A group thatconsisted of actors, teachers and social workers were broughttogether to create a community outreach team.•It planned to involve theatre professionals directly with theeducation of school children. However, now it refers to allprofessional theatre involvement in school education.• Different companies will be defined as TIE companies and willtravel around the country giving lectures and workshops. Chapmanwanted theatrical education to be more involved and involving. Theoriginal company was largely made up with actors and professionalswho already had teaching experience.
"The Belgrade currently runs one TIE project on anannual basis, Big School, a project about transition fromPrimary to Secondary school. The theatre is open todeveloping new projects on request, and was recentlycommissioned by the Minority Groups Support Servicesof the Local Authority to create The First Time I SawSnow to support schools in their handling of the arrivalof large numbers of pupils from new incomingcommunities in the north of the city."
There are Many T.I.E company’s In the UK , it is a popular business ,And it is an effective way to educate people and really raise issues , and is apopular career for actors.and is a good career as an actor.Here are examplesof some of them:
CompliciteA theatre group in which the only aspect that has stayed the same since itwas founded in 1983 is that everything changes. Each production isdifferent from the last, although some things can be identified as more orless constant. This includes working collaboratively, having designersinvolved right from the start on any production. There is a strongemphasise on the performers body, every rehearsal involves lots ofgames, physical exploration and improvisations. Their productions ofteninvolve technology, such as projection and cameras.As a touring company they receive funding from the ArtsCouncil England and private donations. They started offdoing drama workshops with schoolchildren, beforecreating their own productions We needed to make apiece of theatre that would be accessible and entertainingat the same time. We wanted it to tour, to get an audience.That was important. From a small touring company theyare now a company with an international reputation forinnovation touring their productions inJamaica, America, Holland, France and Italy.
Tiny Giants Productions Limitedformed in 1999 as a not for profit arts organisation. Writing and producing awardwinning bespoke Theatre in Education productions for councils and schools acrossthe UK. Tiny Giants revel in the challenges put to us to help young people learn andremember important messages that will help them stay safe, gainconfidence, now, and in the future.They produced an anti-bullying play titled BU-11-Y The Virus, it explores howbullying can spread like a virus and can lead to severe unhappiness in children andyoung people and offers strong solutions to prevent it. The play had been writtendue to a huge demand from schools across the UK and has been tailored for theneeds of young people and teachers to help them combat bullying in schools, withtheir target audience of Age 7 - 11 Years (KS2) and Age 11 - 14 (KS3). They alsoproduce many road safety themed plays in support of Theatre in Education.
M6 Theatre Company:They specialises in creating relevant productions foryoung audiences. Founded in 1977, they createtheatre that: ‘ignites the imagination, nurtures theheart, and challenges the mind’. Their highlyacclaimed productions tour nationally andinternationally and locally to schools and communitysettings.One of their plays One Little World only includes onespoken word yet keeps audiences as young as fourengaged throughout I was amazed that so many 3and 4 year olds were engaged by the acting eventhough there were no words.
Altru Dramais a company that was born out of a desire to use drama as a tool for socialand personal change, particularly with children and young people. They do thisby providing high quality, sustainable drama performances and workshops foryoung people across the Northwest and, increasingly, the UK. They produceseveral T.I.E projects that can be a purposeful and enjoyable part of everychild’s school life – giving children and young people the chance to exploreideas, develop opinions and make choices.Altru Drama is led and managed by creative director Kate Gorst who hasextensive experience of working with children and young people to delivermessages and educate. A qualified and experienced teacher, Kate has a strongawareness of both the National Curriculum and the issues and challengesfacing young people. Her work with Altru has seen her develop and deliverprojects with and for a variety of clients in diverse settings, from schools andyouth clubs to health consultations and staff training.
Bigfoot .In 2000 Bigfoot started out as a very small drama workshop company working ina few schools, but today it is one of the UKs largest independent arts educationcompanies providing performing arts and creative arts based learning The bestlearning results are achieved by making learning seriously fun and play-full.They offer a range of touring productions that take on relevant issues withinsociety from road safety, multi-cultural, yoga and many more.
-With T.I.E, funding is a big issue, Youneed to be able to have money tostart a process , for things likecostume, props and set etc. You needmoney for travel and accommodationbefore you can even receive moneyfor performances.-Having some money is essential toprogress , there are many means offunding , and different avenue’s.
There main motto is that they ‘develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences thatenrich peoples lives’, they really support art and know how important Art is culturally andhow it can inspire and entertain people’s lives, they are based in England. they believe the artsbring everyone together and teaches us about the world , it generally makes life better.They support a range of activities across the arts. including museums and libraries to theatreand digital art.The grants are aimed for individuals, artsorganisations and other people who use thearts in their work. They are for activitiescarried out over a set period and which:· engage people in England in arts activities;and· help artists and arts organisations inEngland carry out their work.Grants range from £1,000 to £200,000 , Depending on theApplication
A national organisation that helps to fund local communities all overgreat Britain to fund projects that give people better chances in life , tobuild stronger communities and a more active community whichtheatre and drama can do , Drama can be there to entertain , inspireand build communities. They can fund between £300 and £10,000 , Ithink this is a really good organisation and something that could reallyhelp a small company who want to make a difference.http://www.awardsforall.orgi.uk/england/qa.html#1
Drama and dance awards:Your local community?Your own council:Looking even more locally, your localcouncils could fund community projects,looking at the royal borough ofGreenwich where I come from they takein applications for these sorts of things.
-In T.I.E there are so many companies starting off and tryingout, and not everyone can get funded through things like thearts council , it’s a risky business with a lot of hard work andworking with nothing before you get something-Effectively you may spend more than you earn towards thebeginning.-Most of the time is spent making money than actuallyworking.-Anti bullying week comes once a year , and if your companyfor example specialises in this , they may be out of work. Soyou may not be able to earn-It is not a completely reliable job..
-Outreach Drama originated from community theatre.-It is theatrical performances in relation to particularcommunities, for example people of a certain ethnicbackground, it is theatre made by and made with thecommunity with no outside help.-They are usually non-profit businesses and usually use alldevised work! Can be used in many ways throughparades, carnivals and shows!-It is a way of getting important social purposes out throughentertainment, and has more meaning than just a show! it is away to influence people through theatre. It is a way to geteveryone involved and make a point about something.-Community Art could be loosely defined as a way of creatingart in which professional artists collaborate more or lessintensively with people who dont normally actively engage inthe arts.-Known as amateur , but effects people’s lives.-Way to improve and make a stand in the community.
• A piece based in the community of boxing inBlack wood in wales.• Run and performed by Ragroof theatrecompany.• Worked with the ‘neat’ kids to inspire them togive something positive back to thecommunity.• Running workshops and rehearsals to get theteenagers involved with the piece.• A good example of out reach theatre!
The National Galleryis committed to maintaining and developing sustainable outreach programmes as webelieve that everyone – regardless of age or background – is entitled to experience,enjoy and be inspired by the paintings in this collection. It is a way for people tocreate actual art.http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/learning/outreach-projects/outreachOutreach Drama?IDEA? :Battle of the bandsIf your organisation has the facilities, you can put together a battle of thebands to reach out to your community. Invite local bands to audition forthe top five or seven spots, and allow each band to play a set during theevent. Using a panel of judges or audience voting, choose the top band.Arrange for food vendors to keep audience members satisfied during theevent.
Community Theatre Project andKidz on Stage in Folkestone.The Community Theatre Project and Kidz onStage were established in 2005 by BobOsborne and Neil Hunnisett. The aim is toencourage children in the Shepway area totake part in projects where they could act,dance, sing and learn about all aspects oftheatre.Many shows later and hundreds of childrenhave taken part in these productions, helpingthem to develop their performing skills andbuild in confidence. Now, regular projectsinclude 2-week productions held in schoolholidays and the highly successful annual
The difference between outreach drama and T.I.E is that outreach drama is a lot likecommunity theatre, Theatre Company’s come to community’s and work with young adult,children that are under privileged or that are in a social group to get them off of the streetsand doing something positive for the community. T.I.E is to educate the audience. T.I.E iswhere company’s set up their own funding to tour the UK and over sea’s much like Outreachtheatre companies. They both are similar by the fact they work within the community andhave positive outcomes by their pieces of theatre. Outreach is a tad different because theywork close with the target audience with workshops or even getting they involved in theproduction. We believe that they both have a positive and different takes of performanceand they are both creating theatre that is important and that helps educate their audiencesor community.
Liaison with outreach and T.I.E.With T.I.E and outreach, it takes a while to set up goodconnections and to initially set up a project. It takes timeand patience and a lot of commitment. Liaison is neededto communicate and to set things up and get thingsunderway.A liaison officer or LNO: A person that liaises between twoorganisations to communicate and coordinate theiractivities. The liaison is the first point of contact, it is thestepping stone between the companies.
As a liason officer must:- Firstly find out who you need to contact, you must know aboutthe project.- You start by contacting the organisations you will be workingwith, on a professional, formal level.- You can start to set up meetings if necessary. And raies issues thatneed to be addressed : for example spacing and layout, need to beaddressed with the organisation.- You must keep in contact with the your chosen companies ,without being too persistent.Ways of contact:Email –This would be a good point of contact, a quick and efficientway of directly contacting.Telephone – This would probably only be necessary for importantconsequences.Face-To-Face meetings – This would probably only be necessary inthe early stages.