Regional Youth Theatre Festivals
Each festival is different but is usually a day-long event and is packed with workshops and performances for young people from youth theatre’s across the hosts' region.
Youth theatre practitioners have the opportunity to watch and discuss each others productions and to share ideas and problems. As well as celebrating young peoples achievements, the RYTFs are a fantastic opportunity for young peoples' training and development.
This space is for updates from festival organisers. In 2017 partners are planning 4 Regional Youth Theatre Festivals in Cheshire, Nottingham, Portsmouth, and Stowmarket. Keep an eye on festival dates and what they offer. If you would like to know more about how you might create your own Regional Youth Theatre Festival for 2018 contact [email protected]
Ticket for workshops, including a discount for NAYT MembersMore Info on RTG Online: Three workshops ticket Book Tickets for RTG Online: Three workshops ticket
11-12.30pm: LUNG are a campaign-led theatre company working closely with different communities to make verbatim plays and hidden voices heard.More Info on RTG Online: Verbatim Bootcamp (LUNG Theatre) Book Tickets for RTG Online: Verbatim Bootcamp (LUNG Theatre)
1-2.30pm: Join us for a creative conversation exploring ways in which to embed a more fluid, inclusive mindset and approach into our theatre practice with diverse groups of young people. Through a variety of playful provocations, reflective exercises and a facilitated group discussion we will unpick what inclusion means to us as individuals, where our existing biases and assumptions lie, and how we then use this self-awareness and understanding to empower spaces and groups we work with.More Info on RTG Online: Exploring Your Inclusive Approach Book Tickets for RTG Online: Exploring Your Inclusive Approach
Digital in Analogue: using phones/cameras/computers as another way to tell stories (Dermot Daly/Freedom Studios)
1.30-3pm: In this workshop, participants will explore the technical, aesthetic and creative uses of cameras and film. Expect some handy practical skills using camera apps and laptop cameras, as well as ways of acting to cameraMore Info on Digital in Analogue: using phones/cameras/computers as another way to tell stories (Dermot Daly/Freedom Studios) Book Tickets for Digital in Analogue: using phones/cameras/computers as another way to tell stories (Dermot Daly/Freedom Studios)
1.30-3pm. This session, for facilitators who want to explore making interactive theatre with their young people, will cover how to define interactive and game-theatreMore Info on Making Interactive/Game Theatre (Hidden Track) Book Tickets for Making Interactive/Game Theatre (Hidden Track)
2-4pm: This workshop for practitioners will offer practical writing exercises for young people, dissecting and exploring their world. It will give participants useful tools in writing and allowing young people to find their poetic voice.More Info on RTG Online: Performance Poetry for young people (Leyla Josephine) Book Tickets for RTG Online: Performance Poetry for young people (Leyla Josephine)
How do we respond to ensure young people’s radical voices are heard and that our work tells their urgent truths?More Info on RTG Online Webinar: Platforming young voices Book Tickets for RTG Online Webinar: Platforming young voices
This webinar will discuss what young people might be going through under lockdown, and how Youth Theatre can support them. Panellists include mental health experts and drama-therapists.More Info on RTG Online Webinar: Mental heath in Youth Theatre Book Tickets for RTG Online Webinar: Mental heath in Youth Theatre