About Creation Young Company

Creation 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 Young Company is to provide a more serious, focussed version of Drama Club for our teens who wish to pursue acting or theatre-making to a more advanced level.

From Autumn Term Young Company rehearsals will take place on Wednesday evenings via Zoom from 6-8pm, and is aimed at 14-19 year olds.

What is Young Company, and what does it involve?
The Creation Theatre Young Company is a Drama Club for those who want to go into theatre professionally, and aims to:
  • Provide students with a more detailed and intensive approach to theatre-making and acting, in a more advanced version of our usual Drama Club. For this reason, it is also open to older students.
  • Provide students with creative leadership and professional development skills that will serve them well at university and beyond.
  • Allow our students to truly channel their creativity and to work as a ‘company’ to create their own theatre. The group will be led by a professional theatre-maker who will guide and advise, but the Young Company show will be entirely devised by the group themselves. Inspired by a classic text or story, the Young Company will take the themes and content of the original text to whatever degree they wish to, and will devise their own production.
  • The Young Company will lead to potential links to performances and work associated with the production side of Creation Theatre. Young Company will be Creation’s first port of call if we ever require young actors for one-off performances or fund-raising events, and they will also be the first to be offered opportunities to volunteer as an usher or an internship with Creation Theatre.

 

What is the structure of Young Company?
To give our Young Company the opportunity to thoroughly explore new ways of making work digitally, the session will be 2 hours long and will cost £186 per term. The Young Company will work towards a final performance of their piece at the end of the Autumn term.

Being a Young Company member

The group will explore acting, writing and devising through weekly workshops throughout their time with us. You will explore bold ways of telling old stories while creating theatre that excites and speaks to you, as well as being at the forefront of digital theatre-making.

We are not just welcoming actors, but encourage people with a variety of theatre disciplines- designers, writers, stage managers, whatever your bag! Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.