Posted by Georgia Tillery-Randak on 19/03/2021 @ 8:00AM
Due to the third lockdown, all engagement with our Black Sheep Young Company had to take place online. We had planned to perform at the National Theatre Connections Festival 2021 and continued to stay committed to this ...
The work of the Black Sheep Young Company has shown that theatre and the arts can overcome anything!
Weekly rehearsals have continued online, and all Young Company members have stayed creative and positive during this time. The work they have produced has been so inspiring and has shown that theatre and the arts can overcome anything.
"We had a special guest at rehearsal this week!"
Lizzie Wiggs, one of the associate directors of National Theatre Connections joined our rehearsal to see all the Young Company's exciting work. Our members shared with Lizzie their ideas, thoughts and personal interpretation of Andrew Muir's play Look Up!
We cannot wait to see the piece come together which will be a collage of filmed clips, audio recordings and collective sequences. It shows the power of tribal communion in the play. The film will be available to watch online from the end of March. After this, the piece will be shared as part of the Royal and Derngate NT Connections online partner festival.
"We are counting down the days till it is safe to come together again!"
And finally, Black Sheep Collective in partnership with the National Youth Theatre have provided free workshops and resources as part of the Access Audition Fund. 30 young people participated in this exciting opportunity, receiving support and developed their performance skills and audition techniques.
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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