Black Sheep Young Company And Their Online Engagement
Let's celebrate their achievements ...
POSTED BY GEORGIA TILLERY-RANDAK ON 21/08/2020 @ 8:00AM
This week we had our last virtual Young Company workshop so wanted to take the time to celebrate their achievements. The last few months have been a reminder of how resilient and positive young people can be ...
We were thrilled with the online engagement we got from our Young Company members!
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We hosted virtual drama workshops for our Young Company members since the beginning of lockdown. BSC wanted to ensure our members felt supported and connected during this period. It was a way for them to stay creative and feel included, especially with the closure of schools.
"BSYC online sessions have been an opportunity to connect with others during this pandemic" said Ruby who was studying for her GCSE's before lock down, "BSYC online sessions have been eye-opening and created a strong sense of productivity during lockdown" Young Company member Gauti said.
"The sessions have been a good break from the boredom of this lockdown" said Sam, and Lakshya said how he thought the sessions were "fun and exciting" and something to look forward to.
Some of the creative work the group took part in included contributing to a Coronavirus Time Capsule in association with Company Three. The members filmed interesting moments, scenes and interactions based around certain themes including home life, new rituals and our favourite subject food. This footage was then edited together as a record they could keep and reflect on in the future.
The Black Sheep Young Company shown before lockdown
We will be starting new classes in the Autumn Term we want to invite any young people between the ages of 13-18 who have a interest in collaborating with like minded new people gaining new skills and understanding of the world of theatre.
"The Young Company members are now collaborating on a new script which we hope to perform when appropriate!"
We are very cautious of the current climate and will be putting in place appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our YC members. Theatre and the arts is still well and truly alive, but we have to change and adapt. It is vital our young people can be part of this and influence the way in which theatre and the arts exists in the future.
For more information on how to enrol and get involved with classes please get in touch.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about our Young Company, call us on 01908 804257, do leave a comment below, or chat to us using the Messenger box you can see in the bottom right of your browser. Or just pop in sometime and ask!
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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