Playwriting Project with Alexandra Palace

We are over the moon to announce that this week we received our first Arts Council funding for Crouch End Youth Theatre and Film Company.


At the beginning of December Crouch End Youth Theatre was successful in securing a grant for a large scale playwriting project with Alexandra Palace. This is with 3 schools - however we have another strand to it with 2 youth groups - there will be 12 spaces for Crouch End Youth Theatre participants and 3 Saturday sessions 2 - 4pm in Jan to Feb. Participants write in pairs creating a piece inspired by scenes from Cinderella, updating the story to Doctor Cinderella. Through this device they can explore playwriting and adapting stories to reflect something of the new world around us. They will work with myself and an actor - whilst meeting a playwright and NHS Doctor.


The scripts are then rehearsed and performed script in hand by professional actors at Alexandra Palace before the end of the Spring term. This will be open to the public and be after school early evening.  Their work will then help inform the creation of a professional script and then hopefully a full scale production.


The fee for this is in the form of a minimum donation - we are keen to offer spaces free to those who can't afford them (as defined by those on Free School Meals) with other workshops at Alexandra Palace however we need to hit a fund raising target to do so.


This target is £2000


- the minimum donation fee for the playwriting course is £150 - obviously the more the better. This fee will pay for one space for a young person nominated by you. For another minimum donation of £75 you  will secure a space on the course for one localk young person who cannot currently afford it. So total minimum donation is £225 for 2 spaces.


The Course is open to 9 -16 year olds.


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