Funded Community Events
The ‘Lock Down’ Diaries – Making a Drama out of a Crisis Parts 1 & 2
During June 2020 we ran an online acting course with a number of our company members.
The 5x session course, ran by our fab expert drama tutor and actor Chris Brett and our artistic director, Kate Allerston, entitled ‘Making a Drama out of a Crisis’. The young actors worked on creating, writing and performing their own characters in response to Lockdown and the Covid situation. They all worked so well, creating together although apart, and had such fun over the weeks. Some of our performers recorded their monologues and (other of our fab young actors took part but didn’t record themselves) and it was wonderful to produce and work together. You can watch 'Making A Drama Out of a Crisis' HERE
Since Jan 2021, with funding from our new partners at Windmill Hill Big Local ‘A Place for Us Performing Arts CIC’ have been able to offer fully funded places for a similar, FREE online 9xsession drama course for the young people of Runcorn. The course entitled, ‘Making a Drama out of a Crisis - The Sequel’, once again has involved young people meeting together weekly on zoom, and working with professional theatre directors and actors, exploring drama activities together and creating a piece of theatre to reflect the times we are living in. As young people, they have been involved in performing and devising characters and monologues through a fun and inspiring process. They also have had a chance to share their thoughts and feelings with the group through the medium of drama. We feel it is vital for young people to stay connected and creative during these times, and drama and the performing arts are powerful ways to help with mental and physical well-being. As the lockdown restrictions ease, we hope that towards the end of the course, our company will be able to meet in a space to share the work together and are able to showcase their pieces in a public space. We are also going to create a short film of the work.
Bubble Up Programme ‘Acting for Camera – Shakespeare through the Lens’ 2021
A FULLY FUNDED opportunity for students in Year 7 (1st year of Secondary School) to gain experience of acting for camera. Students will work on key scenes from Shakespeare and the rehearsed scenes will be filmed at the Priory Outdoor Theatre. The videos will be available on our Media & Gallery page from mid June 2021
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