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10 October 2017
Industry professionals invited to share the first glimpse of two new works in progress on their first step outside the rehearsal room;
You, me & i - URBAN Conceptz Theatre
Adrift - Action Transport Theatre
Both performances will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the cast and creative team. There will also be an opportunity to meet with other industry professionals and find out more about the festival and the work of the Big Imaginations network.
Thursday 26 October, Unity Theatre – Liverpool
Adrift and You, Me and i R&D Sharing
6pm - 8pm (arrival from 5.30pm)
How to find Us
Friday 27 October, Z-arts - Manchester
Adrift and You, Me and i R&D Sharing and Open Meeting
12.30pm - 2.00pm Open Meeting - "The Future of Theatre for Young Audiences Age 8+"
2.30pm - 4.30pm (arrival from 2pm) R&D Sharing
How to find us
To reserve a space please send an email specifying which date you would like to attend to [email protected] (please note that both shows will be shown on each date so there is no need to attend twice).
Open Meeting - The future of theatre for young audiences age 8+
Friday 27 October, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Prior to the sharing on 27 October join Z-arts and Big Imaginations for an Open Meeting as part of the Big Imaginations Festival.
It's been recognised nationally that after the age of eight, young theatre audiences begin to decline. As Big Imaginations commission and co-commission three shows for 8+ audiences for the 2017 Festival, we will look at how we can make work that speaks to today’s audiences and reflects the society we live in. The meeting will be a chaired discussion exploring the challenges of developing theatre audiences for children aged 8+ and ask what we as industry professionals can do to further engage and give agency to children in this age group and encourage them to become theatre goers.
The panel will include;
- Sue Buckmaster – Artistic Director, Theatre Rites
- Sarah Punshon – Artistic Director, The Dukes, Lancaster and One Tenth Human
- Kaya Stanley-Money – Producer, China Plate
The meeting will be chaired by;
- Anna Hassan – Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences (North) – Arts Council England
- Penny Thompson – Relationship Manager, Museums / Children, Young People and Learning – Arts Council Englan