Working internationally since 2009

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© 2016 by Creating Freedom Limited

  Transforming lives through    creative theatre and film

What we do:

Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools

We run bespoke workshops and projects for primary and secondary schools who want to provide their students with powerful opportunities for personal development.  Our ground-breaking methodology provides young people with the understanding and resilience to meet the conflicting pressures of the school environment.  

We also run sessions with staff and parents to help them identify and resolve issues and to implement healthy practices in the home and classroom.

“He came home every day with shining eyes,

he has opened up completely this week.  He is a different boy!”

Father, talking about his son after the performance in Perm 

We produce outstanding results with people with physical and mental disabilities, people with mental health issues, and also with refugees, prisoners, ex-offenders, service veterans and victims of crime. We use imagination, play and acting training to develop the skills needed most by these populations: communication, teamwork, confidence, self-awareness, sensitivity to others, self-discipline and improved levels of engagement, focus and attention.  Participants learn to work together and produce a theatre or film project to entertain the people in their community, expanding their sense of contribution and ability to give to others. 

 

 

 

Our unique methodology, using The Science of Acting as its basis, teaches adults and young people how to act by understanding the use of imagination and the thinking of other characters.  In the process, they learn to understand their own thinking processes.  Understanding one's own thinking and the thinking of others gives tools for comprehension and effective communication.  These tools are applicable in real-life situations, including social and family relations, job readiness, relationships with care professionals, independent living and resolving issues in all personal relationships. 

"You have achieved more with our men in 2 weeks

than our team of 5 psychiatrists have achieved in 5 years." 

Alexander Romanov, Governor of Prison Colony 29, Perm, Russia

“This week was like a mind explosion, you have changed our lives”

Participant in short theatre project

Theatre of Joy: Skills Development through Play

Professional and Team Development

We run bespoke programs for organisations who want to provide their teams with extraordinary creative training opportunities and personal & professional development.  Our ground-breaking methodology has people flourish in a creative setting and experience true teamwork, while also giving them deep insights into their lives and openings for change.

“This week was like a mind explosion, you have changed our lives”

Participant in short theatre project

Training in Applied Theatre

We run bespoke workshops and projects for primary and secondary schools who want to provide their students with powerful opportunities for personal development.  Our ground-breaking methodology provides young people with the understanding and resilience to meet the conflicting pressures of the school environment.  

We also work with staff and parents to help them identify and resolve issues and to implement healthy practices in the home and classroom.

“Thank you for everything you do, you have changed my life"

Actress, participant in training program & theatre project

Populations We Serve

   Creative training &      development:

  • Schools and colleges

  • Companies

  • Communities

  • Arts institutions

  • NGOs

Applied Theatre:

  • Teachers & therapists

  • Actors & directors

  • Students

 

People in need:

  • Mental health issues

  • Learning difficulties

  • Special needs

  • Physical & sensory disabilities

  • Children in care

  • Victims of crime & abuse

  • Refugees

  • Prisoners & probationers

  • Drug Rehabiltation

  • People with brain injury

  • Vulnerable populations

  • Parents & care givers

  • Teens at risk

  • People at risk of suicide

What Is a Typical Project?

Depending on the availability, needs and abilities of the group, workshops are typically 1 to 6 hours per day over a period of 6-12 days (in a row, or once a week), culminating in a theatre or film production of 10-30 minutes.  We work with groups of 10-20 participants, along with volunteers, families and/or care professionals.  

 

Often, we run workshops where the first half of the day is working with specialists, care givers, social workers and actors, teaching them the methodologies for working with these populations.