Our young companies: Getting involved
Islington Community Theatre is made up of a number of young companies - groups of 15-30 young people who train and make theatre together. These young companies are grouped roughly by age:
Oracle Projects for young people aged 10-12 (Years 6 and 7)
Islington Youth Theatre for young people aged 12-16 (Years 8-11)
Work in Progress for young people aged 16-19 (Years 11, 12 and beyond)
Each young company meets weekly. We make work within the young companies but also as a whole company (e.g. members from each young company might come together to make a new play with a cast ranging in age from 10-19).
We also run a specialist collective of young playwrights: Speakeasy (for young people aged 14-19).
Almost all our members are nominated by their schools, colleges or youth organisations. They are nominated by their teachers and youth workers and come to us through special recruitment workshops which take place in September at the start of the academic year.