from Graham Main
Dumfries Youth Theatre is a FREE Youth Theatre Company which is delivered by a team of 3 professional theatre specialists in Dumfries. It is aimed at young people between the ages of 12-18, and runs on Tuesday night’s at The Oasis Centre from 16.30 until 18.30pm
|Dumfries Youth Theatre performing in the opening show of Big Burns Supper 2012|
The company were recently involved in the Opening Show at the Big Burns Supper Festival 2012, which included the group collaborating with a number of different industry professionals and performance groups from the town and their performance broadcast to a global audience on the internet, as well as over 1200 people who watched it in the outdoors.
DUmfries Youth Theatre focuses on new, original and contemporary pieces of performance which challenge the participant and the audience alike. The entire programme is centred on Young Actor Training which is built into the weekly workshops and provides participants with a safe environment to explore themselves in a number of different ways. Participants will be guided through creative a process, which increases imagination, and develops confidence and self esteem. Participants also learn production skills such as stage/costume design as well as production and management skills. This training is all delivered by trained professionals who are passionate about Theatre and Performance in all its forms and the benefits it brings to young people.
The free service is part of Youth Work Nithsdale, Community Learning and Development Service at Dumfries & Galloway Council.
Dumfries Youth Theatre is led by Production Leader- Laura Hill, Movement Leader, Justin Hyslop and Acting Leader- Graham Main says, “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has an interest in theatre and performance to come and get involved in a programme that is unrivalled anywhere else. Thanks to the support of Dumfries & Galloway Council, the entire service is free and we have a cool space to present some cutting edge performances”
The company are now looking for more young people to take part with the group and further work. They are currently designing a new interactive show which will be presented in June of this year. Interested young people or their parents can contact Paul Chisholm, Youth Work Nithsdale at The Oasis on 01387 260 243 or you can like us on Facebook.