On the 3rd of July, 12 Young Critics from across Ireland and the UK will descend upon Birmingham for the THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES.
In the run up to to the Festival we will be profiling the Young Critics who will participating at On the Edge
I was encouraged to study music and acting at a young age as an extra-curricular activity, but a hobby became a passion – a natural way for me to express myself and nurture my curiosity about people, art, life and culture. After shattering my parents’ dream of becoming a doctor, pursuing a career and make a living from theatre is my ultimate goal! I’m looking forward to taking part in ON THE EDGE Festival not only to develop my skills as a young critic but widen my knowledge of theatre in general and theatre for young audiences. From this opportunity I would like to gain the ability to dissect a show and give value to emerging and upcoming work presented before young people and influence theatrical standards, inevitably improving theatre for young people.
As a second year student studying a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at the University of Portsmouth, my interests (both professionally and personally) lie within anything to do with theatre and drama, as I’ve always known I wanted to get involved with theatre in any way. I was fortunate enough have links with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and was delighted to be selected as a young critic. I felt that being involved in the Young Critics programme is a great opportunity to further broaden my skills set and learn something new that I could possibly bring to my course, and that could also be useful after I graduate. I also take it as a chance to meet new people throughout the week and make a few new friends, as well gaining potential contacts for any future opportunities.
Come join Young Critics On The Edge at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on July 7th in the Parkside Building, Lecture Theatre from 5-6.30 to hear the Young Critics critical responses to several productions from On The Edge .
Young Critics On The Edge is a collaboration between Barnstorm Theatre Company,NAYD (National Association for Youth Drama) Ireland and Mess Up The Mess, Get the Chance (Wales) in conjunction with the Symposium strand of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering for 2016.