LEEDS TIE"A powerful medium for opening up many issues for children, parents and professionals"
LEEDS THEATRE IN EDUCATION
See Us In Action
We specialise in the use of drama to enable people to talk safely about difficult issues. Starting with a play each programme also includes a workshop element & follow up packs.
A participatory play, devised in partnership with the BLAST Project and part of an Educational Theatre Programme that examines the issues around grooming & CSE, and supports work on health & wellbeing, safe relationships, homophobia & domestic abuse..
A new programme that will look at issues around knife crime, hate crime and domestic violence. The programme will consist of a participatory play, post play discussions, workshops and teaching support materials.
The Witch’s House Legacy Project
2020 marks 50 years since Leeds Playhouse TIE Company began. It’s 26 years since we left the Playhouse and we’re still creating and delivering educational theatre programmes for disadvantaged children and adults in Leeds.
As one of the few TIE companies still in existence, we want to try to capture and record the work so professionals, students and anyone who’s interested can see how and why it’s made and the impact it has on audiences.
So we’re planning a legacy project, using video, podcasts and social media to document the process of creating The Witch’s House from the search for funding, through devising, researching, writing, rehearsal to the pilot performances, scheduled for Summer 2020.
Alongside this we intend to create a record of Leeds TIE from the beginning in 1970 through its various stages of evolution to the present. As part of this history we want to invite people to share their memories of the work. We already have 3 contributions in our Legacy Project section and we’ll post more as we receive them.
If you want to follow the project, get involved and contribute or you just want more information then look for updates here, follow us on Facebook (link below) or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Big Give Campaign is now closed, thanks to everyone who donated!
28th May 2020 - Very sad news. Janice Jarvis, a leading TIE practitioner, died today aged 70. Janice worked for several major TIE companies including the Cockpit, Nottingham, Coventry Belgrade and was a founder member of Contact Theatre Company. Janice also directed our production of "Peter's Case", a participatory play that continues to have a significant influence on our work. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Janice's family. We hope when this current madness is over there will be an opportunity to celebrate Janice's life. 15th April 2020 - We completed group devising just prior to lockdown and Paul Swift is now writing THE WITCH’S HOUSE at home. Once the lockdown is over we intend to reschedule the rehearsal and pilot tour, hopefully for Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021. Everyone keep safe and hopefully we can all resume our lives soon. Thanks again to everyone who has supported the project and the company and we look forward to delivering THE WITCH’S HOUSE as soon as we can. Best wishes and stay safe, Paul, Annalyn, Biddy and Michael. ...