RTG Online Webinar: Platforming young voices


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Date & Time

Friday 14 August 2020 at 11:00 - 12:00


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RTG Online Webinar: Platforming young voices


Free (donations welcome)

The effects of COVID-19 and lockdowns across the globe has forced artists to rethink connectivity and the urgency of our stories. From the global ‘Youthquake’ to worldwide Climate Strikes, young people of the 21st century are living through some of the most turbulent times in contemporary history. How do we respond to ensure young people’s radical voices are heard and that our work tells their truths?

This webinar will feature theatre-makers discussing models and methods for making work with young people which centres their agency, voice, identity and experiences at theatre’s heart. There will be opportunity for Q&A.


Company Three

Ned Glasier, Artistic Director

Company Three is an award-winning company of 75 young people aged 11-19 in Islington, North London. They make theatre that speaks deeply of what it means to be a teenager, through long-term collaboration between their company members and professional theatre-makers. Company Three have developed the Coronavirus Time Capsule. Every week more than a hundred groups of teenagers across the world create new videos giving an insight into young people’s experience of lockdown.

ASHTAR Theatre

Iman Aoun, Artistic Director

ASHTAR is a dynamic Palestinian Theatre with a truly progressive global perspective. They aim to promote creativity and commitment for change through a novel combination of specific training and acting programs and services and professional theatre performances. In 2010 they began the Gaza Monologues, where thirty-three young people from Gaza believed in 2010, that they have a voice other than the cries of fear and the moans of frustration.  Since October 2010 to date, more than 2000 youth from around the Globe in more than 80 cities in 40 countries have presented the monologues that are translated and presented into 18 languages.

HighRise Theatre Company

Joseph Barnes Phillips, co-Artistic Director

HighRise are a theatre collective who seek to spark conversation and build bridges between forgotten communities by representing the rhythm of the streets. Their core aim is to use inner-city memories, culture and music to give the unheard a voice through theatre.

As well as creating acclaimed shows and experiences, we have a foot in several communities across London, where their work with and for disaffected young people has bred positivity, inclusivity and creativity.