Are you interested in drama? Have you dreamed of making your own work? Are you looking to gain experience for a career in the creative industries?
Platform Young Company is a place for young people aged 16-25 who have got interest and passion for the arts. The company is open to members of all abilities and there is no previous experience required. All you need is passion for making and an interest in working with others.
Platform Young Company is a bridge between youth theatre and the creative industries, aiming to provide the participants with a rich experience in all aspects of devised theatre. You will have the opportunity to explore your own ideas on a weekly basis, where the focus will be on providing you with a new skillset in a supportive, creative and fun working environment.
You will learn new ways of working with text, image and movement and work towards a devised public performance. You will gain confidence in working with your own interests and ideas and learn how to collaborate with others.
Designed to offer a pathway from youth theatre to the professional industry, the Platform Young Company has created and staged a number of performances over the last two years including The Island by Lewis Hetherington which formed part of the programme for international showcase Chrysalis Festival 2017 held at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.
Whilst the form and content of each performance will change, we promise to commission currently practising writers, directors and performers to work alongside the Platform Young Company. These commissions are offered to artists interested in collaborating with Young Company members to create high quality productions.
The Young Company can support up to 15 individuals each term. Membership is open to all regardless of experience.
Whilst there is a charge for the classes we are able to offer payment plans and subsidised places - to register an interest in these or simply to ask a question about the Platform Young Company please contact Matt Addicott who manages the group via email: firstname.lastname@example.org