If you’re aged 13-17 and interested in performing arts and theatre-making, why not sign up to this exciting new youth theatre project at Hampstead Theatre?
Working with professional theatre artists you will play theatre games, take part in drama exercises, develop your creative skills and make new performance material which will be showcased at the theatre. As well as sharing your performance skills - whether acting, movement, music or other talents - we will use English and elements of other languages to celebrate the multilingualism of London and the UK (but don’t worry if you don’t speak another language fluently, we all know a few words in another language that can be mixed into our performance!).
We’ll meet every Wednesday from 15 January to 25 March 2019 (not 19 February) from 16:45pm to 18:15pm.
The sessions will be led by Daniel Tyler-McTighe and Hampstead Theatre's Resident Assistant Director, Lizzie Manwaring. Daniel has created work with, by and for young people and community groups at the national theatres of Spain and Korea, Warsaw Palace of Culture and many UK settings. His many youth theatre directing credits include the world premiere of Girls Like That by Evan Placey, 1984 and The Ramayana. His professional theatre-making has included: Shakespeare adaptations at Shanghai International Experimental Theatre Festival, Almagro Festival in Spain, Bristol Shakespeare Festival and Madrid Fringe Festival, the Arts Council England-funded tour of a new play about his Anglo-Indian family’s history Between the Two, Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, and Fantastic Mr Fox.
And, the best bit - the project is completely FREE.
If you’re interested in being part of the this exciting project please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
About creative multilingualism
Creative Multilingualism is a four-year research programme investigating the interconnection between linguistic diversity and creativity. It aims to release the creative potential of languages, shine a spotlight on the UK’s hidden multilingualism and celebrate the many benefits of language learning. The programme is funded by the AHRC's Open World Research Initiative.
The exciting Multilingual Performance Project (MPP) showcases and celebrates the multilingual nature of schools and demonstrates how multilingualism can interact creatively with teaching in the classroom, promoting both taught languages and the use of community languages. The project will reach across England and Wales and will run until the summer of 2020.
The MPP and Hampstead are collaborating on the delivery of a multilingual youth theatre for schoolchildren (aged 13-17) throughout the autumn term culminating in a sharing at the theatre. Using devising techniques the group will create a piece of performance related to work in the theatre’s new season as well as responding to issues important to them. Sessions will take place every Wednesday after school from mid-September to late-November.