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Introducing the NYT Explore series

We're pleased to launch a new series of free online workshops - the National Youth Theatre Explore series. Curated in response to our recent Teachers' Network survey about how National Youth Theatre can support teachers and students at this time. 


Released over February 2021, these NYT Explore online workshops are designed to be both educational and fun. This series will include:

  • Revisiting our productions of Dennis Kelly's DNA
  • Exploring our female-led Macbeth
  • Unpacking NYT's approach to devising
  • A practical session with a vocal coach on how to use your voice. 

Workshops will be available on the National Youth Theatre YouTube channel and links will be shared on this page when available. 

Are you a student or a young person looking to get involved? Sign up here.

Teachers can register interest here. Find out more about our schools programme here

NYT Explore series


Careers Fair: Live Webinar on 10th February 2021 | 5-6pm 

The four workshops will be followed by a careers-advice session on 10th February featuring industry professionals talking about roles on and off stage, created in response to requests by schools. 

Are you a student or a young person looking to get involved? Sign up here.

Teachers can register interest here. Find out more about our schools programme here


Exploring Dennis Kelly's DNA 

Led by National Youth Theatre Associate Artist and director of our 2018 production of DNA, Sean Hollands. In these workshops, explore character and themes in Dennis Kelly's DNA through key exercises and games to support your understanding and knowledge of the play. 


Exploring Shakspeare's classic play Macbeth 

Led by Olivia Dowd and Isabel Adomakoh Young - National Youth Theatre REP Company Alumni and cast members in our 2018 production of Macbeth at the Garrick Theatre. Develop your understanding of Shakespearean language, iambic pentameter and character intentions in this classic text. 


Explore your Voice and Vocal Techniques

Have an audition coming up and want to explore vocal techniques to prepare? Or want to exapnd you toolkit for vocal exercises to use in the virtual classroom with your students? You could be preparing for rehearsals or an audition self-tape, this workshop has a range of tips and tools to prepare your voice for exploring character, emotion, resonance and clarity as a performer. Led by National Youth Theatre Associate Marcia Carr


Explore a National Youth Theatre Approach to Devising

Whether you're devising a play with a group or creating your own work you'll discover a toolkit of exercises to generate original material. Explore the topic of stimulus and get creative with devising games and writing prompts. Led by Mumba Dodwell, NYT REP Assistant Director 2019 and Director of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations at Southwark Playhouse. 


 

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