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CYAC allows a diverse group of young people to participate in high quality professional theatre performance over a 12 month period. They work with professionals to devise and perform 3 pieces of original theatre in Spring, Summer and Winter.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (501953)

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Many young people don't see themseselves or are not seen as the types of individuals who will participate in or benefit from theatre. This stereotyping isolates many young people who enjoy creative activity, are willing to learn and really want a chance to show what they can do. Looking for talent everywhere will enrich the diversity of our cultural landscape. We're trying to cultivate a dvierse future generation of performance artists and theatre-goers.

Solution

We will select a diverse mix of 25 young people to commit to three 14-week terms over 12 months, delivering performances in Spring, Summer and Winter. They will be central to devising contemporary theatre performances, experience stage management, set design, lighting and direction. This project changes lives, builds confidence, teaches new skills, increases employability, breaks down barriers and prevents anti-social behaviour with young people who can have chaotic, challenging lives.