Next Generation Of Theatre Makers
A series of performance and other projects for our more experienced members, where young people learn skills specific to the world of creative arts.
Young Leaders Training
An exciting youth-led training scheme providing training in drama workshop facilitation for young people aged 11-18.
The idea for the project came from young people from Toonspeak’s Members Forum who wanted the chance to take part in Toonspeak’s volunteer training programme for adults, but couldn’t because they were too young. Such was their determination to create a similar scheme for young people, they even raised the money to allow the project to go ahead.
Participants are taught about leadership skills, communication, how to structure a workshop and how to explain and teach drama games to others and are then challenged to plan and run their own drama workshop at the end of the training.
This initial training is followed by a number of mentored workshop sessions with local community groups of all ages and abilities.
If you know of young people or groups of young people who you feel could benefit from taking part, please get in touch with Heather Armstrong on firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Theatre Skills
Toonspeak gives young people the chance to work directly with theatre professionals to learn all the tricks of working behind the scenes and to develop find out more about careers in this area.
Technical Theatre Training - Dates, times and venue will be announced soon.
Get in touch if you'd like more information or are interested in taking part.
“Toonspeak helps you get to know people better and think a bit more about how you deal with people. I don't judge people anymore”
Kelly, 17, Blackhill
“I used to be bossy, but here I've learned to listen to other people's ideas and put them all together. It makes me more friendly, and I really enjoy coming here - I look forward to it!”
Scott, 14, Royston
“I’ve used the skills from WLOTF at school. In group work, I used to get dead frustrated and shout at everyone. Now I keep calm.”
Karrie, WLOTF participant, Age 15
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