Act On Info theatre in education started back in 1999 delivering anti-bullying drama workshops in schools for the Healthy Schools Team in Manchester. We have learned a lot since then and have been running as a community interest company since 2012. This means we are sometimes able to offer our work for free or at a vast discount for some schools, charities, hospital schools and community groups in our local area.
Act On Info is run by Alison Banham, who has been working in theatre in education for the past 16 years, first as an actor, then as a tour coordinator and now as artistic director. Alison spends her time developing new shows and projects, devising workshops, writing and directing new plays, training actors / facilitators and often wearing a funny hat, the pith helmet is her current favourite. In her career Alison has been lucky enough to develop a wide range of projects in schools nationally and internationally.
We also use a team of skilled freelance actors / creative practitioners who all have a wide range of knowledge of theatre and education. We are lucky enough that they work for us while continuing with their own artistic endeavours, allowing them to bring their professional experience into your school.
We know that all students can benefit when you introduce drama into the learning experience, we have seen it happen time and again. If you are interested in how drama can help enhance the learning long term in your school please get in touch.