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Thursday
Feb032011

Our big annual meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 6:30pm, on Thursday 17th February at the Pleasance Theatre.

All of our supporters, members, family members and associates are welcome.  Please come and join us!

Tuesday
Jan182011

Beginnings begins

Our new writing project, Beginnings, started yesterday with twenty five IYT members working with five playwrights in a workshop designed to explore some starting points for the five plays we've commissioned.

The workshop went really well and the young people really enjoyed feeding their experiences and thoughts into the process. 

The writers will meet the IYT company a couple more times in the next few weeks before developing their plays which will then be designed and directed by young people for the Platform Festival in July 2011.

 

Friday
Jan142011

New beginnings

Five exciting emerging playwrights will work with our Islington Youth Theatre company over the next two weeks to develop ideas for a series of new plays inspired by the ideas of 'beginnings'.

The writers, Ben Musgrave, Michael Bhim, Paula B Stanic, Phil Porter and Sheila White, will use the ideas developed in the workshops to create five new fifteen minute plays that will be performed in July at the Platform Festival in Islington and the Pleasance Theatre's Big Day Out.

Beginnings is the second of a series of mini-playwriting projects from which we hope to develop a new commissioning strategy as we build relationships between some of the UK's most exciting emerging playwrights and our young performers.

It also represents the first project co-ordinated by our new Literary Advisor, Guy Jones, who has joined us on a voluntary basis to spearhead a greater involvement in writing old and new within the company.

Read more about Beginnings.