“I have a lot to thank this project for. Before, my confidence was knocked really badly. Just to feel part of something – having a professional role, knowing how to be an example to others – has built me up again. I have found the reason to go out and find other opportunities.”
Are you looking for a unique training opportunity in theatre?
Interested in performing OR backstage / technical theatre?
Do you want to create and tour a new play?
Apply to Join LYT’s
Young Touring Company 2018 (16-24)
What Will I Be Doing? You can apply to be a performer or a production assistant. As part of the Young Touring Company, you will work with a professional Director and Stage Manager to create and tour a Forum Theatre performance.
Performers will devise the play – creating the storyline, characters and dialogue – with a professional director/writer. You will learn improvisation and facilitation techniques to use in the forum theatre workshop. You will then rehearse and perform the play to school and youth groups around Lewisham.
Production Assistants will create sound, set, costume and prop design for the performance alongside a professional Stage Manager. You will help to stage manage the tour and run the technical aspects of the play during the performance. You’ll be able to learn a range of backstage skills and tailor your role around the areas that most interest you.
What does it cost? The project is free. You will receive travel and lunch expenses during rehearsals, and you will be paid a trainee fee per performance.
Who is it for? To take part, you need to live or learn in Lewisham, be 16-24 years old and not be in full-time education or employment. You should be passionate about theatre, a supportive team member, punctual, reliable and hardworking.
What will I get out of it? Past participants have gone on to further drama and theatre training, College and University as well as other voluntary and paid opportunities with LYT.
At the end of the project, you will be offered 1 to 1 mentoring to support you with your training, education or work ambitions.
When is it? Auditions will be on 31st January and 7th February, 1-4pm
Rehearsals will be Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 5pm from 14th February to 8th March 2018
8 x performances between 14th March to 22nd March
Plus a public performance at the Broadway Theatre, Catford on 28th March
Where is it? Sessions take place at the Broadway Theatre rehearsal room in Catford
How do I apply? Contact Sophie by email or by phone 0208 690 3428 to register your interest and apply