Equal People Performing Arts have been commissioned to run four ‘One Step Beyond’ Workshops during the Spring of 2017. These workshops are aimed at helping the unemployed get into work, training or volunteering.

Using Drama exercises and techniques, the workshops look at the first impression that candidates give when attending an interview. Using confidence-building Drama games and role play, the candidates look at the positive ways to overcome nerves and insecurities.

We also give advice on CV and letter writing and following up applications.

The afternoon is spent in mock interviews with local employers, who give constructive feedback to the participants in a non-threatening environment.

The workshop days have been delivered by our preferred provider, Mushroom Theatre Company, and have received positive feedback from participants and local businesses alike.

“I found the day very interesting and it gave me some interesting tips and tricks” (participant)
“The day was excellent. I found it very informative and inspiring. It gave me a massive boost to my confidence” (participant)
“An absolute pleasure and privilege to be involved in this project. The first ‘candidate’ was so positive and outgoing that I actually stopped to ask if she was serious when she mentioned being nervous and having anxiety issues! The morning session had certainly made an impact! So much more that could be achieved with the project if more time and money were available to help these young people.” (local business owner)

A private Facebook group has been setup to provide an opportunity for ongoing peer support. Participants can contact us for more details.