Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) is a multi strand program based at the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. YEP encourages the young people who have joined this important and valuable scheme to see theatre in a new light by asking them to create many exciting experiences for different audiences.
For LightNight this year three YEP performers present Playful, three pieces of spoken word they have specially created exploring the playful things we miss from our childhood. It feels like play has been missing from all our lives for the last year, so the YEP members have chosen to look at ‘the joy, the exploration, the love, the creativity and the stories we imagine from nowhere as we play.’
Since its launch in 2012, YEP has provided opportunities for young people aged 14-25, no matter their circumstances. Most of YEP’s work is devised and has a political edge with shows including ‘Until They Kick us Out’, ‘The Environmentalists’ and ‘Crowd’. YEP young people are encouraged to put their voice into the world and really say what they want to say. They have recently performed scripted pieces such as ‘Road’ by Jim Cartwright and ‘Animal Farm’ at the Everyman Theatre. Previous YEP members are now applying to drama schools, bidding for funding for their own projects, gaining employment within the industry and joining with other groups locally and nationally to programme and create work. They’re the theatre makers of the future!
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Image credit: Photograph by Brian Roberts
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