These two pilot projects are designed to create space for bold ideas from young people living in Hackney. They will be at the core of The Yard’s local programme, which works to engage local people in radical arts projects.
“At a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult for young people to have a voice in our culture, we want to provide a platform for them to tell us what they think theatre should be. This is what The Committee is for.
You, Me, The World and Hackney challenges the increasing empathy deficit in our society, with a genuinely fresh approach to bringing people together through sharing stories.
We believe that through these projects we can reach deep into Hackney Wick and beyond, connecting people and reflecting our local neighbourhood through what we host in our theatre and in Hub67.“
Jay Miller, The Yard Theatre Artistic Director
These projects are part of Discover Young Hackney and supported by Hackney Council, London Legacy Development Corporation and The Wick Award.
What does your local area mean to you?
What does it mean to other people?
What does it mean to exist on this planet, at this time and in this place?
It’s big questions like these that we want 15-19 year olds to tackle this July. Through storytelling and theatre workshops, led by exciting artists Nick Cassenbaum and Olly Hawes, you will share thoughts and develop ideas, leading to an original performance in front of a live audience.
Want to run the show? Now’s your chance. The Yard Theatre is looking for ten people, aged 15 – 19, to take creative control of the theatre.
Through practical theatre workshops and weekly meetings, you’ll develop a new Creative Committee, influencing the theatre’s future and getting to watch our shows too. At the end of the project, The Committee will present their new manifesto on The Yard stage to a live audience.