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Zendeh Theatre Workshop

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Written by Paul

10th April 2014

On Wednesday 9th April 2014, we were delighted to welcome North East theatre company ZENDEH to the Enter Centre. zendeh workshop 3

ZENDEH produces high quality cross art form productions with creative engagement programmes that are culturally eclectic, unforgettable and attract new audiences.

At Enter CIC we provide a number of unique opportunities for our young people to discover and experience different types of theatre. We invited ZENDEH to provide a workshop for us and were delighted when they brought their new show ‘HEART’ to share with us as well. It was fantastic to see the Enter Centre being used as a theatre space by another production company who are currently touring the show in theatres around the UK. Everyone at Enter really enjoyed the powerful, thought provoking story. It was also a great experience for some of our technical students who got involved and assisted the company in any way they could. The professional manner of our students was very clear to see, especially when one student was asked to run the lighting board for the whole show. He immediately agreed to the opportunity and despite not knowing the show he did an absolutely fantastic job!

After the performance ZENDEH provided a great workshop that explored the story of ‘HEART’. Our students really got involved and particularly enjoyed acting out a powerful scene from the production with the cast members.

When the workshop had finished it was time for our Enter CIC students to take to zendeh workshop 2the stage to perform some scenes and songs from The Wind Road Boys and one of the new songs from our upcoming production ‘Home Fires’. The members from ZENDEH had briefly heard some of the rehearsals and warm up saying “that’s them just warming up? Wow!” but nothing could prepare them for what they witnessed that afternoon. As our students finished ‘Take My World’ tears were wiped from faces and silence captivated the audience as they were taken on an emotional roller-coaster with ‘Underneath the Banners’ and ‘The Light Shines On’ to finish.

We would like to thank ZENDEH for taking the time out of their busy touring schedule to come and visit us. We know that the students and staff at Enter CIC had a great time.

We received some fantastic feedback from the day below:


‘Creativity, care of courage is evident in every detail of our exchange today. Thank you for making us all at ZENDEH so very welcome’
Nazli Tabatabai Khatambakhsh, Director, Zendeh

‘It was a privilege to work zendeh workshop 1with you all and share our art with you. Thank you for an amazing experience’
Stacey Choudbury – Potter, Production Manager, Zendeh

‘You guys are honestly wonderful performers. You have the talent and that will stay with you always. ALWAYS remember:
1. Ask for help if you need it
2. Be humble, but proud of yourselves.
3. Drink water!
Your biggest fan’
Serena Manteghi, Actor – Zendeh
Thanks to all at Enter CIC – you seriously talented creative people- for an inspiring and uplifting afternoon. Fantastic to get to meet you and see your work, talent and commitment’
Matt Jamie, Actor – Zendeh

‘A truly beautiful and inspirational day with Enter CIC. By far the most talented youth theatre company I have worked with. Thank you for sharing your time, energy and soul with me today. This company is magical hold onto it, and use this as your light’
Tarrick Benham, Actor – Zendeh


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