Times: 6pm - 8pm
Join Creation Education for digital drama and storytelling experiences like no other. Our sessions are all specifically tailored for our new digital stage and use new technologies and performance techniques to inspire and introduce a love of stories and storytelling in young people from ages 5-19.
Creation’s Young Company is a group of theatre makers aged 14-19 who create work that is inspired by the world around them. Our aim with our Young Company to is to provide a more serious, focussed version of our normal sessions for older performers who wish to pursue acting or theatre-making to a more advanced level. The group will explore acting, writing and devising and will create their own show to perform at the end of term, using a classic text as a stimulus, whilst being at the forefront of digital theatre-making. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Weekly sessions are delivered live over Zoom and our Young Company are led and directed by professional actors and theatre-makers. These session leaders are there to guide and advise, but the Young Company themselves will take a creative lead and devise their show themselves, based on a stimulus text.
At the beginning of term our Young Company will choose a classic text as their stimulus and will spend the term adapting it into their own version of the story, adding new twists, concepts and ideas based on whatever excites and speaks to the group. The sessions will focus on the development of not just performance skills but also creative leadership, writing and directing, as well as how to incorporate technology into online performance.
The Young Company isn’t just open to actors, and we encourage people with a variety of theatre disciplines – designers, writers, stage managers, whatever your bag! – to join. This isn’t just “drama on Zoom” but is instead an exploration of theatre’s new digital stage with the guidance of theatre professionals and online performance experts. Our Young Company will be following in the footsteps of our professional team, who have been successfully creating Zoom shows since March 2020, and it’s this expertise that we will share with the Young Company to help them craft their show.
Sessions can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection and bring together young storytellers and theatre-lovers from all over the country (and world!), encouraging inter-personal creativity and connection in a time when we all need it.
This is a brilliant opportunity to explore digital theatre-making and technology with industry leaders in online theatre as well as explore performance and theatre-making to an advanced level.
We’re offering FREE TASTER SESSIONS to any new members looking to book in January: get in touch to book yours now!