Telford Mind Participatory Drama Project and Showcase:
Taking Stories Home.
'People at Telford Mind are still talking about the things they were able to achieve with your ideas and encouragement...I think we discovered some natural actors among the service users. I feel the whole programme you initiated was a resounding success from its inception to the delivery of some fine drama scenes which kept us all spellbound'.
Dr. Grahame Jones, Chief Executive, Telford Mind.
Freelance / Telford and Wrekin Council and Telford Mind Wellbeing Centre
Led by Polly Tisdall and Olivia Zetterstrom-Sharp service users and staff at Telford Mind Wellbeing Centre engaged in a intensive participatory drama project working with a range of creative techniques to explore stories and space. From storytelling to poster making, drama games to gardening, music to scene, script and costume work, service users began by working with their existing interests in new ways and ended by learning new skills and increasing confidence and self-esteem. A final showcase of the work created was staged as a promenade performance, using spaces throughout the centre, in April 2012.