Our in-house and community Youth Theatre groups are currently rehearsing and preparing a selected play from National Theatre Connections; a collection of plays specifically written for young people. This week’s guest blog is from Lowri Hussain, a member of The Courtyard Intermediates, who are going to be performing ‘Through The Wire’ by Catherine Johnson.
The Courtyard Intermediate Youth Theatre is still working on “Through the Wire” for the 2017 Connections Festival. We are all off script now and are exploring our characterisation and movements to suit the characters we are playing.
Considering we are in our sessions for only an hour and thirty minutes each week, we also do team building exercises at the start of each session. We have played a beanbag game where we have to pass up to 8 beanbags to the same people in a pattern. We do things like this because to be able to act together we should be able to work together as a team.
In my opinion Youth Theatre is great because you can really get into a completely different person to yourself that can be so opposite to your own personality. That is the beauty of it, it can get you away from the stresses of school and let you blow off some steam. Myself, along with many other people in Intermediate Youth Theatre are having fun with songs and the dancing. It’s challenging learning the words and remembering the dance moves and occasionally bumping into people, but it is great fun!
Although being in the Connections Festival is a lot of hard work and commitment, it all pays off in the end because if we put the effort in we get back a great performance. (We hope!)
Come and see the Intermediates perform Monday 3 or Tuesday 4 April, 6.30pm in the Studio. Tickets can be booked online here, or at Box Office.
This blog post was written as part of I Heart CY, the latest fundraising campaign to support The Courtyard (Reg. Charity No 1067869). I Heart CY is a celebration of why individuals love The Courtyard for more information please visit the fundraising page.