NVYT - Spring 2017
Since September NVYT have been exploring different ways of devising. Devising is a form of collective creation where one starts with a concept, image or stimulus of some kind and explores stories and ideas connected to it. It can be described as employing a funnel effect where initially you accept all suggestions and then filter them down, rejecting some ideas and refining others until you end up with a script. It's like the opposite of picking a script up from the bookshelf, reading and analysing it then blocking it to create a show. Devising produces new work and has been a popular method used by contemporary theatre companies such as Frantic Assembly and Complicite who also work with writers in their process.
As you can appreciate this is a challenging process. The current NVYT group will be showing the results of their work on 31st March and 1st April, so come along to witness the fruits of their labour. They wanted to do a serious, mature piece representing the tragic mask of theatre and have created 'Bloody Lies' a tense, story of murder and deceit. The comedic mask is represented by a shorter, light-hearted look at the lives of contemporary teenagers 'Teen Twist'. Following on from the inspiring visit by Keith Bartlett from 'Hamlet: The Globe on World Tour' we too wanted to use our creativity to help others. Therefore, we are hugely pleased to announce that all proceeds from NVYT ticket sales will go to Mary's Meals, the charity Keith brought to our attention, which helps to provide a nourishing daily meal in impoverished communities for youngsters attending school in countries not so well off as our own.
Several of our members have been with us for three years now and are coming up to a busy, stressful period of their young lives - their GCSEs! Therefore there shall be a few spaces for keen, new talent to join our company from after Easter from Friday 28th April.
Terms run for approx. 10 weeks and cost £50.
Here are some photos from last year