We meet on Monday evenings from 6pm-7.30pm at The Garden Suite, Performing Arts Department, University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester GL2 9HW. We are a youth theatre open to all young people aged from 11-19 years old with or without a disability.
Each session encourages confidence building and the development of aspirations to engage with the arts. The group plans and creates their own work and finds public platforms to showcase what they have produced.
In the past the group have worked with a deaf performance artist and performed a signed song at the Gloucester Tree of Light event, they have written their own mystery and worked with a Bollywood dancer and magician to support some of the elements with it. In May 2017 the group performed their own adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts and as part of their research went to the National Star College and worked with an Ariel artist to help them think about flying!
In the summer TwoCan also provided a summer school, where young people met everyday for a week and created their own performance about things that made them happy.
Children in Need and The University of Gloucestershire have kindly fully funded our youth theatre this past year and we are pleased to say that The University has continued their commitment to host the weekly sessions and holiday provision for another year.
We have applied to a selection of trusts to fund our current delivery and Children in Need for additional funding to allow the youth provision to widen the age range. If we are successful we will be able to provide a second group for primary aged children from January 2018. We will keep you all up to date on the results as we hear back from them.
We welcome any new members who would like to get involved. If you think you may be interested please contact Louise Partridge on 07941218520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
6pm – 7.30pm
University of Gloucestershire
Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester
Garden Studio in the performing arts department
Young people can spend a whole week working with TwoCan Theatre Company on devising their own performance for family and friends. If you are interested in joining us please contact email@example.com