Actors Alive is our Youth Theatre, run weekly on Saturday mornings during term time for ages 5 – 16.

Each term gives our young people the opportunity to explore a new socio-political theme through theatre, be it acting, writing, directing or stage design. Actors Alive looks to the future through the eyes of young people, driven by their need for positive social change. Our main aims at Actor’s Alive are to develop creativity, confidence and teamwork, as well as to explore identity through self-expression.

TIMES AND PRICE

9am – 10am 5 – 7s | £9 per session

10am – 11am 8 – 10s | £9 per session

11am – 1pm 11 – 16s | £12 per session

Every new member gets a free trial and we offer a 10% sibling discount.

SUMMER TERM

STORYTELLING AND MEANING THROUGH PHYSICALITY AND CHOREOGRAPHY

This term we’re focusing on a new skill-set, exploring storytelling and meaning through physicality and choreography. We’ll look at how can tell stories without the use of words, and will play with a variety of techniques from some of the greatest movers out there including: Pina Bausch, Hofesh Shechter and Frantic Assembly, as well as styles such as mask-work and clowning.

It will be a jam-packed term with fun physical exercises so everyone is encouraged to wear something they can move in!

AUTUMN TERM DATES

8 Sept – 20 Oct

HALF TERM

3 Nov – 15 Dec

End of term sharing performance will be on 8 Dec

SCHEDULE

2 June | CREATING PHYSICAL CHARACTERS – MASK

9 June | CREATING PHYSICAL CHARACTERS – CLOWNING

16 June | IDEAS WORKSHOP

23 June | REHEARSAL

30 June | SHARING

7 July | FEEDBACK SESSION + GAMES

14 July | END OF TERM GAMES

Booking Information

EXISTING STUDENTS

Existing students should pay by card over the telephone, or in person via cash, cheque or card. Please email Felicity Paterson on felicity.paterson@omnibus-clapham.org to reserve a place. Please feel free to email us if you would like to discuss an alternative payment plan.

NEW STUDENTS

Upon receipt of your booking we will send you a registration form to confirm contact details and any special needs or requirements your child/children may have.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Felicity Paterson at felicity.paterson@omnibus-clapham.org

Course Leader

Camilla is a director with a lot of experience in teaching and working with children. She has taught music to toddlers for Monkey Music, led performance workshops and worked as a director, writer and performer in Denmark and London. She writes for A Younger Theatre and is passionate about making theatre for children. Camilla is currently training as a director at Drama Centre London.

(All staff involved with Actors Alive are DBS (CRB) checked.)

We are delighted to say that Actors Alive has been accepted onto the 2016 Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme!

Jack Petchey Achievement Award

From January 2016 Actors Alive will participate in the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme.

The Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.

Each term one Actors Alive student aged 11+ will be nominated by peers, parents and staff to win a grant of £200 that will go towards resources that will benefit the group – such as technical equipment for a production, or a visit from a specialist drama instructor.

As well as receiving a framed badge, certificate and membership for the JFP Achievers community, winners will have the opportunity to attend a local celebration ceremony at which they will be congratulated for their achievement onstage in front of friends and family.

Find out more about the scheme here.