Whether you have engaged with the National Youth Theatre on previous Drama Clubs or are brand new to the organisation, we are looking for young people to join NYTs Drama Club: Play in a week. This course is aimed at those aged 14-17 and will focus on skills building and working towards a re-telling of a traditional story which will be performed in our Theatre on the final day of the course.
During the week, participants will learn skills and techniques in areas such as:
• Devising theatre
• Text analysis
• Character development
This course will contain different content to content covered on our weekly Saturday/Sunday Drama Club Sessions.
Monday 12th - Friday 16th February 2024
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW
Am I eligible for a free place?
At The National Youth Theatre we never want cost to be a barrier, that's why we offer limited free spaces on each course. For a free place, please fill out the short application form here
Can I take part?
This course is available for anyone aged 14 - 17, whether they are active members of NYT or new to the organisation
What about access needs?
Our courses are adaptable for participants with disability and neurodivergence where required. All participants are asked to provide Access Requirements before attending to make sure their needs are met. For further information, please contact email@example.com
What should I bring?
Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a packed lunch and water bottle (NYT is walking distance to many corner shops, cafes & local supermarkets to buy food from), a notepad and a pen
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Stotesbury is an actor, director and theatre facilitator. Since training at the Oxford School of Drama, Grace has gone on to perform in projects produced by Netflix, BBC and Disney +. As well as this, Grace's interest in theatre as a tool for social change has led her to work for organisations such as Carboard Citizens, Outside Edge Theatre and Open Door. Continuing with an aim to increase access within the arts, Grace has worked on the National Youth Theatre's Inclusive Digital Arts project, Playing Up programme and Senior Intake course. Having recently become one of the National Youth Theatre's Emerging Artists, Grace is delighted to be co-directing the Drama Club's 'Play in a Week', welcoming more young creative people into NYT's artistic community.
Lexine (she/her) is a Theatre Director, Actor, and Facilitator, specialising in movement, new musical theatre, and working with young people. As an East Asian migrant artist originally from Hong Kong, she aims to develop better inclusive frameworks to make kind, imaginative, and identity-conscious theatre. Within NYT, Lexine has worked on the Epic Stages Course, the Senior Intake Course, and Masterclass programmes. Recently, she played Ophelia in Hamlet (Southwark Playhouse), was the Associate Director on Miss Saigon (Sheffield Crucible), and Assistant Director on The Good Person of Szechwan (Lyric Hammersmith/ Sheffield Crucible).