Black Sheep Young Company And National Theatre Connections
Performing at this prestigious festival ...
Posted by Georgia Tillery-Randak on 13/11/2020 @ 8:00AM
Black Sheep Young Company (BSYC) have shown immense resilience demonstrating the true meaning of being part of a 'Young Company' over the last few months. During the first lockdown, they continued to work online ...
Black Sheep Young Company has worked really hard so far this term and I wanted to thank them for their maturity and commitment!
copyright: andrew muir / national theatre
Since then, as restrictions eased, we have been able to deliver work in person, and the members have solidified the ensemble. In doing this, and demonstrating a powerful group ethos, we have managed to secure a spot to perform in next year's National Theatre Connections Festival.
BSYC will be performing 'Look Up!' by Andrew Muir, one of ten new plays commissioned by The National Theatre. They will showcase this early next year in a home venue in Milton Keynes. The show will then be transferred to the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton for a regional showcase.
"The festival involves over 3,000 young people nationally from different youth theatres, colleges and schools!"
Black Sheep Collective aims to offer performance opportunities for young people to share their voices, opinions, points of view, experiences, thoughts, feelings and contribute to the social rhetoric.
Unfortunately due to the new government guidelines, we are now rehearsing online once again. We are seeing this as an opportunity to use technology to build the world of the play in a new and unique way, creatively overcoming the obstacles that have emerged at present.
"Our young people have worked really hard and I wanted to thank them for their maturity and commitment during the uncertain time!"
We still have places available to take part in the National Theatre Connections Festival. If you are 13-19 years old and have an interest in performing theatre, tech or design and would like to join Black Sheep Young Company, we'd love to hear from you.
Until next time ...
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About Georgia Tillery-Randak ...
Georgia grew up in Milton Keynes interested in drama and performance from a young age. She left MK to attend LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) where she studied Community Drama.
During her time in Liverpool, she absorbed the Arts and Culture scene of the city and feel in love with vibrancy and diversity of the arts there. She also studied at ITI (International Theatre Institute) in Singapore where she observed and researched mime and physical theatre as part of a placement.
On returning to Milton Keynes after graduating, along with Danny, they set up Black Sheep Collective CIC in order to fill the gap in the arts scene of Milton Keynes.
Since setting up the organisation, Georgia has written and directed several fringe theatre shows including 'Where's Alice?' and 'Who's Alice?' a twisted adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and most recently 'The Cagebirds' by David Campton. She has established her own style of work nurturing and guiding young talent. She manages and facilitates the Black Sheep creative learning and community outreach program both in Milton Keynes and Northampton.
Georgia is always striving to push the boundaries with her work, allowing opportunities for an audience to question and challenge their beliefs also with an alternative dark twist.
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