artsdepot Youth Theatre: NT Connections Open Workshops
artsdepot Youth Theatre are delighted to be taking part in the NT Connections Festival in 2021 performing Wind/Rush Generation(s) by Mojisola Adebayo.
We are looking for young people aged 13 - 19 to be a part of this exciting experience. They will work with a professional director, Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, to perform a brand new play.
We will be holding free open workshops on Wed 9 Dec and Tue 15 Dec 2020, taking place between 6.30 - 8.30pm. These socially distanced sessions are a chance for young people to meet, be introduced to the show, get to know this year’s director and create together. You can attend either one of these open sessions.
To sign up, please email email@example.com. Please include the name of the young person taking part, with a contact email and phone number, along with an emergency contact.
Venue: Dance Space
London is currently under Tier 2 restrictions. artsdepot is a Covid-secure venue and youth activities and performances are permitted under this alert level. Read the government guidance. We've put in some new measures to make sure your visit is safe and comfortable. These include limiting the number of people in our spaces, increased cleaning, reduced queueing and more. Read more on our Covid-19 Safety page.
artsdepot Youth Theatre drives young people to work together to improve their confidence and performing skills in fun, welcoming sessions for all aged 13 - 19.
NT Connections is a nationwide programme for groups aged 13 - 19, culminating in a final performance. For artsdepot Youth Theatre, this will take place on one evening in the week of Mon 26 Apr – Sun 2 May. We ask that anyone interested must be available for this week.
This year, artsdepot will be performing Wind/Rush Generation(s) by Mojisola Adebayo. Set in a common room, a group of students are troubled not by their work, but a noisy ghost. So they do what any group of students would do – they get out the Ouija Board to confront the irritant and lay them to rest. Instead they are confronted by the full weight of Britain’s colonial past – in all its gory glory.
Rehearsals will begin in January, and take place weekly on Tuesday evenings, between 6.30 - 8.30pm. Unless restrictions change, these are expected to be in-person sessions taking place at artsdepot.
After the open workshops, we will ask all participants to commit prior to the new year, and pay for the rest of the process. This costs £95 per participant. Subsidised places for families who receive Income Support are available.
If you have any questions about artsdepot Youth Theatre or NT Connections, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anastasia is a Director, Writer, Producer and Poet. She trained as a director through the Young Vic Directors Programme and on the National Theatre Directors’ course. She is currently Associate Director at Theatre503 having completed a two-year residency at tiata fahodzi as part of the Artistic Director Leadership Programme in 2019. She is also Artistic Director of Wrested Veil Production Company, a production company that unveils stories that explore truth and the human story behind real world issues, in order to spark change.
Direction includes: Typical the film (coming soon); Seeds (UK tour, Leeds Playhouse, Live Newcastle, Derby Theatre & Warwick Arts Centre); Typical (Soho Theatre & Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh Fringe & Audible version); Cuttin' It (Royal Court, UK schools tour-19 schools); Footprints on the Moon (Finborough Theatre); An Adventure (an excerpt, Bush Theatre ); Cell (Young Vic); and more.
Anastasia says, "I love stories and their power to move and touch people. I believe they can be a catalyst for change. It's my life's passion to tell stories in the most dynamic and thrilling way. This means that sometimes I tell them through the powerful plays and films that I direct and write or through the poetry/spoken word I write and perform. I particularly enjoy working with actors and a creative team to bring words on a page to life. Those collaborations allow me to create a living, breathing affecting show. It is like magic. Now adding film to my repertoire I am beyond excited at the different ways I can bring stories to the world."