Dawn Richmond-Gordon, our Young Audiences & Engagement Producer launched our Online Youth Theatre this Friday, 3 April 2020.
Normally at this time of year our fantastic group of creative teenagers would be working together towards their July show from one of our rehearsal rooms, but the coronavirus pandemic has understandably put a stop to that.
However, from this week our participants will be able to join us from their homes, on their phones or computers; engaging in group conversation, writing and reading scenes for their show (still scheduled for July) and sharing feedback.
As Dawn says: “It’s not the same as being in a room together but it’s not too dissimilar from the way we would usually work together during the creative process. Our young participants always take an active leadership role in devising the show’s content and this online approach allows us to continue to collaborate.”
These online sessions take place every other Friday, and on the Fridays, that they do not meet, the youth theatre members undertake tasks ready to share at their next session. It’s great that technology enables the group to stay connected and enjoy a collective creative project together – we can’t wait to see what they come up with.