A new spoken word programme from the National Youth Theatre, bringing together emerging and established artists to explore the ways poetry, theatre and performance interact.
Supporting the voices, writers, and spoken word artists in our company – National Youth Theatre’s Spoken World programme will see workshops take place in various locations across the UK, and in 2019 will culminate in a devised, spoken word performance piece at Latitude Festival surrounding the theme of 'Our World'.
The Countdown to Save Our World
Directed by Melissa Vaughan
Devised by the NYT Company
The Faraway Forest, Latitude Festival
18-21 July 2019
With reports declaring there are just 12 years to save the world from 'climate catastrophe', a generation of school children taking to the streets to protest, and an extinction rebellion on the horizon – the countdown to save our world has never been more prominent. We must act now, before it’s too late.
But along with the rising sea levels, is a rising threat that efforts to tackle countless other global, local, and human issues might fall to the wayside in the scramble to stop climate change. What does the countdown to save our planet look like? Who does it leave behind? And are we already too late?
Created by the NYT Company, Spoken World: The Countdown to Save Our World will form a brand new spoken word theatre piece addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time.
The NYT Company
Macadie Amoroso Hart Fargo
Chloe Florence Katie Greenall
Mark Jarvis Neve Kelman
Emma Sykes Rachel Oyawale
To kick start the programme we ran two Creative Workshops for National Youth Theatre members
Spoken Word and Performance with Jemima Foxtrot
Saturday 27 April
National Youth Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, London
Members' Booking opens: 8 April
Public Booking Opens: 15 April
Storytelling and Spoken Word Poetry with Deanna Rodger
Sunday 5 May
Trinity Centre, Bristol
Members' Booking opens: 11 April
Public Booking Opens: 18 April