So who are we? How do you have fun, develop your creativity, immerse yourself in the arts and develop your confidence and self esteem? Engage Cascade. Every year thousands of People in Cornwall and throughout the UK attend Cascade workshops and performances and have life changing experiences. We may not be the most publicly known theatre company in Cornwall but after 15 years we have quite a track record. Often in life we can be stuck, lacking inspiration, feeling bored, looking for change or excitement or just in need of something different. It might be on a personal level, with your class, the group you are running or even with your organisation or business. Cascade works across the board. In schools we do drama for drama’s sake; performances and workshops on various issues; self-esteem and confidence building and community plays. The community projects unite a school with the local community to produce an event to which everybody can contribute whether in performance or in a supporting role. These plays are always a glorious dramatic and artistic event and are transformational for all involved. Cascade also has a large program for people with problems with drugs and alcohol; their mental health or long term unemployment. The workshops are enjoyable, practical and non-threatening and have a great foundation of success. Cascade also works with older people and people with dementia. We have a large programme of interactive performances which involve the participants in the lives and problems of the characters. Another programme for older people is our reminiscence work. This is more sedate but brings great fun and value to isolated older people. Over the years Cascade has also developed a number of plays and short films. Currently we have plays on Cyber Bullying, Climate Change; Bullying in the Workplace; Domestic Violence; Young Carers and The Abuse of Vulnerable Adults. Always engaging, stimulating and thought provoking. We also have short films focussing on Young Carers, Abuse of Vulnerable Adults and our newest one is about Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act. As well as all that we do drama for drama’s sake. We run workshops on acting, dance, comedy, improvisation, writing and creativity. All of our work is delivered in a non-threatening way and where each individual matters.
This year we have been working with the community of Portreath bringing them together to celebrate their history and providing access to art and theatre workshops. We have run a series of Reminiscence sessions with older people in the community and included local children so that they can hear the older people's memories - to bring history alive and enable it to continue. We have worked with the children regularly over a period of months to improve their confidence, self esteem and drama skills. They have then been developing, with our dramatists, the memories they have heard from the older people into an art and drama extravaganza including a play. We are running art workshops alongside this work to create the props and scenes for the performances. The final large community play will be performed at a venue in Portreath over several days in July.
Cascade are working with St Day school children to help them become aware of the risks of unsafe Internet use. The children will create a performance about online safety for their parents and guardians. `Being Fine Online' is an exciting, stimulating and educational performance based project which will educate about: · Personal safety · The potential dangers of giving out personal information · How easily other people can lie online · The risks of meeting people you don't know · How to ensure your child is safe online The performance will involve songs, dance and drama to convey this important message in an engaging and memorable way. Every child in the school in Key Stage Two will be involved as well as specially trained actor/facilitators from Cascade. The Cascade staff (skilled in developing self esteem and ensuring the message will be informative, not frightening) will lead the sessions and take part in the final performance. This project is available to other schools and communities.
Cascade has been working in schools for 15 years. Recently local schools we know have asked us to devise an interesting and interactive way of giving children information and skills to deal with cyber-bullying. We have developed a half day 'Performance Workshop' which, we are touring in Cornwall this year. The focus is cyber-bullying - it will involve performances by our two actor/facilitators and inter-action with the children. As our main work with children is building confidence and self-esteem, all our work is based on the 'Four Pillars of Emotional Intelligence'. The workshop will cover physical, emotional and mental safety and have a solid foundation in psychological principles and modern self development techniques. If you'd like to know more about us do please look at our website or call Carol Brooking on 01872 222216.
One of Cascade Theatre Company's most enjoyable and successful projects involves working with Cornish communities. We start with a series of reminiscence workshops with older people at which we then include some local children. The children discover some fabulous stories from the past. Then, under the guidance of our dramatists, the children put the older people’s stories into a performance. This brings history alive ensuring it continues. We work with the children weekly over a period of months to improve their confidence, self esteem and drama skills. We also run art workshops alongside this work to create the props and scenes for the performances. The final art and drama extravaganza, including the play, is performed to and with the community at a local venue over several days. If you are interested in one of these projects please contact us for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org /01872 222216.