Everyman Youth Theatre
Everyman Youth Theatre celebrates its 21st birthday this year. We provide a variety of quality performances for young people passionate about acting and performance, in a variety of performance spaces. We work collaboratively with young people 7 to 11 year olds, and 11 to 19, to create work through improvisation, script writing and text, exploring theatre for one, immersive theatre, musical comedies and Shakespeare.
The Everyman Youth Theatre meet every Sunday 630 to 830 and the Youth Theatre (Juniors) meet on Thursday 4pm to 6pm in Chapter Arts Centre, not only providing the company with many opportunities to perform but also aim to broaden the members’ knowledge through fun drama games and skills development. Members of the Youth Theatre also have the opportunity to take their LAMDA exams. The last examination day saw everyone achieve Merits and Distinctions in Acting, and Verse and Prose at Grade 4 to Grade 8. Many of the older members have been supported through their UCAS applications, and drama school auditions with many studying at GSA, East 15, LAMDA, RADA and Rose Bruford. This year, three ex members will be attending East 15, one at LAMDA, one at Arts Ed, with three ex members taking part in the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain Repertory Company.
The E.Y.T (Juniors) are looking for new members, so if you would like to be part of our younger Youth Theatre, where you are looking to explore acting and theatre with fun, rigour and creativity then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited for the older group on Sundays but please write in and we shall place you on our waiting list.
Everyman has a thriving youth theatre and encourages the youth members to integrate in its main season projects as well as in specific youth productions, including: Eclipse as part of the National Theatre Connections project, a youth production of Shakespeare”s Midsummer Nights Dream and Comedy of Errorsl. Most recently the EYT presented A Night of Improvisation Comedy (September 2017) at Llanover Hall Arts Centre, and Theatre for One Ghostly Tales at Insole Court (November 2017) with a new theatre for one historical piece in the new year.
The Youth Theatre also works collaboratively to create work including Who Kidnapped the Christmas Fairy, Elf on the Shelf and Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Disappearance of the Christmas Carbuncle; all performed as part of the Christmas Evens Programme at the RSC.
Other recent productions include: Macbeth (February 2012), The Adventures of King Arthur (July 2012) and some youth group members performed in The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (September 2011) at the Atrium, Cardiff. In March/April 2018, Everyman Youth Theatre will be performing Blue Electric Wind at Llanover Hall Arts Centre and Sherman Cymru as part of the National Theatre Connections project. Over the last three years the Youth Theatre have produced reduced versions of Hamlet, Richard II and Twelfth Night which have been performed at the Open Air Festival, St Davids’ Hall, The Willow Globe and the RSC’s The Dell. This summer the company will be performing King Lear which will again go on a short tour, with some of the company attending an international workshop at the Willow Globe in early July.
Above all Everyman respects and values highly the contribution given by its younger members.
The Everyman Youth Theatre meets every Sunday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm with the Junior Youth Theatre meeting on Thursdays 4pm -6pm, The sessions consist of drama workshops and theatre games as well as specific sessions given over to aspects such as tips for auditioning, singing, improvisation and key skills vital in gaining a good grounding to becoming a good actor and performer.