The curtain is rising on a pilot theatre project for young actors taking place at University Square Stratford (USS), run by the East London Theatre School and supported by the University of East London.

Participation is free to any young person, aged 13-19/20 who comes to the event via the University as well as students and UEL applicants with a flexible fee of £50 a term to schools and colleges.

The first session runs on Saturday, 20 November, 12pm-2pm at USS (meet in the foyer) but anyone interested can also join at the second session (27 November).

This cross-course outreach performance is led by artistic director Darnell Shakespeare, a specialist in directing young people. The project builds upon the success of two week-long summer projects that Darnell directed – both of which were resounding successes.

The theatre project is allied to the National Theatre Connections project.

The project sees the National Theatre commission 10 new plays for young people to perform, "bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow". Every year, 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people produce a Connections play. 

For more information please email or contact Liselle Terret, associate professor in performance at UEL.

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20 November 2021
12:00 - 2:00pm
27 November 2021
12:00 - 2:00pm