Group DetailsKids in Control (KIC)
KIC is a physical theatre company for people of all abilities. "I was very taken with the ethos and work practice of the group and it's leaders...the detail and rigor of the work in hand was most impressive...as a model of best practice, I found KIC's approach to be exemplary." Declan Drohan, Principle Researcher and Lecturer in Performing Arts, Sligo Institute
KIC is Ireland's leading professional physical theatre company for young people of all abilities and is highly acclaimed for its professional approach and innovative and high quality artistic output, producing outstanding productions since 1997. KIC has an exemplary reputation for implementing creative programs in partnership with community, voluntary and schools groups as well as providing training for youth workers in partnership with the University of Ulster and delivering the Lyric Theatre Belfast's all ability creative learning programme.
All KIC programmes are tailor-made and participant led. KIC remains flexible and consistent while working in volatile areas of multiple deprivation, providing creative learning programmes for highly vulnerable and disaffected youth. KIC is committed and focused on the long-term aims and objectives of each project and partnership - to produce real and lasting benefits for the people involved. KIC is truly inclusive, cutting through traditional divisions of physical and learning ability, religion and social background. KIC has developed as a model of best practice with artistic outcomes of exemplary skills training promoting the KIC objectives of tolerance, affirmation and creative visions for young people.