In 1998 I had my first theatre job in an award winning schools project 'Sex, Lies and Tricky Bits', a high quality production followed by ground-breaking, highly interactive workshops. I couldn't believe the massive impact it had on nearly all those that took part. From then I was hooked on finding the most effective creative ways to engage, encourage and educate. In the following years my work led me into education, entertainment, corporate training and public sector research, and project development. 6 years later, on a bus in Australia a girl recognised me, remembered the day at school and talked about the positive effects it had on her life, including her attitude, choices and her life. Later that year Tip of the Iceberg Theatre Company was created, working alongside the brilliant people I had met over the years and drawing on all our experiences and passion, we set out to 'Go beyond the surface'! Nearly 15 years on we continually strive to develop and deliver projects that excite, involve, inform, but most importantly inspire those that take part. We continually recognise the importance of educational aims, objectives and requirements, and know that delivering the highest standard in our performances and workshops leads to the most long lasting and powerful outcomes.
Lisa Schulberg, Founder and Creative
Your team are incredible and the pupils gained so much from them. One student said "Today has literally changed my whole life. I'm seeing things so differently"
Head of PSHE St Albans High School
What we do
We deliver creative educational projects that explore current issues, relationships, sex and health education. We have a wide range of packages that meet the PSHE Association and new government statutory requirements. Our work includes:
Full length productions, residency, dropdown, off-timetable and activity days, interactive workshops, assemblies, talks, videos, teaching resources and teacher training. From the input of over 1/2 million students and 100's of schools we adapt our content with the ever changing world and pressures on both staff and pupils. We understand that pupil wellbeing, time and budgets are all precious which is why we tailor our work based on your needs.
How we do it
Engaging and involving every participant is at the core of every production and workshop we produce. In our performances we weave topics into the lives, experiences and personalities of our characters, which are recognisable and relatable. Our shows, scenes, films and presentations are, exciting, fun and emotive, as this draws the audience in, creating a brilliant springboard for our interactive sessions. In a nurturing and inclusive style we facilitate personal involvement through activities and discussions, challenging students to go beyond the surface. Pupils examine issues whilst looking at behaviour, feelings and actions. Working directly with participants our highly trained team inspire everyone to examine their individual influences, attitudes, feelings, knowledge, and choices.