Take Part

are you care experienced?

Taster session on Tuesday 18 August at Citizens Theatre (119 Gorbals Street Glasgow) from 6pm – 9pm. Email carly@citz.co.uk for full details. 

NEW THEATRE COMPANY FOR 18 to 26 YEAR OLDS

The Citizens Theatre is creating an exciting and innovative theatre company for care-experienced young adults aged 18-26 that will offer a positive, supportive and empowering creative space where they can explore and learn about all aspects of a professional theatre, develop their creative talents, and tell the stories that are important to them.

We are looking for 15 theatre-makers of the future with energy, commitment, focus and passion who want to perform.

The project culminates in a new play written by an experienced playwright working closely with the ensemble that will have its world premiere in Glasgow at Tramway in September 2019.

We will also equip our new ensemble of actors to lead workshops in community settings and share their new drama skills with other groups.

The programme of work aims to improve confidence and self-esteem, increase access to employment, education and training opportunities within the creative industries, and encourage participation in the social, economic and cultural life of the city.

TIME SCALE

Recruitment of Company: August to October 2018

We're holding a taster session on Tuesday 18 August at Citizens Theatre (119 Gorbals Street Glasgow) from 6pm – 9pm. The workshop will give you the opportunity to our team, participate in a drama workshop and ask any questions you might have about the project. If you'd like to get involved please contact carly@citz.co.uk for full details.  

Establishing the Ensemble and Rehearsing for First Production: November 2018 to September 2019

BACKGROUND

The project was developed in close partnership with CELSIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland). Our new theatre company is funded by Life Changes Trust until September 2019. We hope to secure funding for the company to continue long into the future. 

If you're interested please get in touch with Carly McCaig at the Citizens on 0141 418 6278 or email her at Carly@citz.co.uk

We define care experience as having being cared for as a child or young person in kinship care (by friends or family), foster care, residential care or secure care for any period of time (e.g. it might have been a few months or a number of years). 

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