OUR COLCHESTER PROJECT

Our Black Dog Theatre Creation is now entering its fifth project and we couldn't be anymore excited. Our group is open to adults suffering from poor confidence, self-esteem or mental health issues. We are now also welcoming family, friends or anyone who cares and supports those affected by mental health issues to join us to. We are a very friendly, supportive group who simply use performance skills to have fun and build our confidence. 

The Colchester Black Dog Theatre Creation 

 

Where? Colchester Community 360 Winsleys House High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG

When? Every Wednesday

 

What time? 7.00-8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to Covid restrictions we are currently running our workshops via ZOOM on Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm

What do we do?
-Developing confidence 
-Drama games 
-Improvisations 
-Working with puppets 
-Working with masks
-Developing a chorus
-Fun with Performance poetry
-Movement and voice activities 
-Developing stories 
-Bringing children's stories to life
-Exploring historical stories and bringing them to life
-Creating characters 
-Making our own staging & props
-Fun with tongue twisters 
-Stories from postcards and pictures 
-Music and song workshops 
-Devising plays 
-Trips to the theatre
-Fundraising activities 
-Creating our own short films 
-Creative writing 
-Developing independence 
-Team work 
-Making costumes and sound effects 
-Performing 
and lots lots more... 

BLACK DOG THEATRE CREATION COLCHESTER NEWS

 

NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have created a new three-year partnership with Colchester Borough Council. We have also teamed up with the Colchester Community 360 where we will base our workshops once it is safe to do so.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

Our group have gone through several changes and we’re also delighted to welcome several new faces to the group.

 

THANK YOU TO BOTH WAITROSE AND ASDA COMMUNITY FUNDS

We’ve been extremely lucky to have received two donations from two of our local stores. Waitrose, Colchester kindly gave us a small donation towards our 2020 project. We’ve also received a donation from our local Asda Community Foundation to support our 2021 project.

 

ZOOM WORKSHOPS WORKING A TREAT

Ok, so it’s taken a little bit of getting used to, but our workshops are now working a treat on Zoom. Apart from me appearing upside down of course! We’ve been working on creating our very own murder mystery audio play in the style of an Agatha Christie radio play and everyone is doing so well. It’s been great fun. We’re now about to start recording it. Once edited, we will be streaming it via You Tube for free. Watch this space!

 

PUPPETRY FOR WELLBEING COURSE

We recently joined forces with The Puppet Soup Theatre Company and Artist Jacob Anderson to deliver a free 3-Week course online via Zoom. The course was designed to use the creative arts to support people stuck at home during the lockdown. Members from both Black Dog groups worked with members of our Story Box and Unscene Women’s group as well as members from The Puppet Soup projects. We even had someone joining us from the US. The project was a wonderful success, and we were taught how to make our own puppets using materials found at home and how to design and make our own pop up theatre model.

Since we began the Black Dog Theatre Creation we have been incredibly lucky to have been supported by the many organisations including:

Interested in joining us? 

No problem! Just send us an email at:

blackdogtheatrecreation@gmail.com