Saul Hewish is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in the use of drama and theater-related work with offenders and at-risk young people. He is the founder and director of Acting Out Company and executive codirector of Rideout (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation), an arts-based company specializing in drama, theater, and multiarts programs in the UK prison system. He is a winner of the Butler Trust Award (2005), recognizing exceptional work by staff in HM Prison Service.
Book: Challenging Experience: An Experiential Approach to the Treatment of Serious Offenders/co-author
Challenging Experience presents exercises written for treatment providers who work with adult or adolescent sexual abusers and violent offenders. Drama therapy/role-play ignites “in-the-moment” responses that simulate real-life behavior and emotion for examination and contemplation in a safe, therapeutic environment. The authors focus on using the proper exercise for the client’s stage in treatment and emotional ability to participate.