This summer, join Spotlight’s free youth theatre for 11-19s.
Based in East London, we push boundaries and engage with freshest forms of theatre to let you tell your stories.
This summer, Spotlight Youth Theatre will develop a piece of theatre that gives the participants true creative agency. This is your chance to respond creatively to the events happening all around us and express how this impacts your generation and everyday life.
In just one week, we will write, devise and perform a piece of original theatre focusing on what matters to you. Let’s bring your stories, your voices and your ideas into the spotlight. You do not need any prior acting experience, just enthusiasm to get involved and experiment. The perfect opportunity to take a chance, make a change and challenge yourself.
Date: Mon 5 – Fri 9 August 2019
Past youth theatre performances include ‘Hurt People Hurt People’, a piece devised by the collective with emergin theatre company S+K Project deconstructing the daily life of London young people and the everyday struggles in their too often violent world.
Our youth theatre collective have also gone on trips to Battersea Arts Centre, National Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith (for free) to see groundbreaking pieces of new theatre, all of which were BAME actor led.
The youth theatre has also attended masterclasses run by industry professionals providing practical grounding in directing, writing and performance and physical theatre.
Amber is a theatre practitioner and educator from East London.
She trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and worked in partnership with several theatres, creating imaginative and engaging workshops for a wide range of individuals
Michael is a theatre practitioner, actor and writer. He has 10 year experience working with different companies across London doing creative projects with young people from all walks of life.
Ellie is currently Spotlight’s Youth Theatre Faciliator, having been involved with years of voluntary youth work and an MA in Modern Culture. Ellie aims to use the building blocks of theatre to create inclusive, supportive spaces which empower young people to explore and create.
And if you don’t believe us, here’s what some of our current youth theatre collective members have said about their experiences:
‘”That was amazing! I feel so proud of what we did!”
“I really like this group, I feel safe here and like I can relax”
‘”I have really improved my drama skills since coming here”
If your interested in finding out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 30 111 333 , and check out our most recent performance on YouTube!