Why are we here?
No, I don’t mean in the grand scheme of things, (though if you have the answer to that, feel free to contact me; I’ll be the Irish one wandering round Birminghamin a long skirt with her nose stuck in a map) but why are we at On The Edge, why should we be interested in theatre for young audiences?
After a long day of workshops, we here at Young Critics On The Edge came up with many questions (and quite a few answers), but the most interesting ones were, naturally, around theatre for young audiences.
Why do we make theatre for young audiences?
Do we make it to educate, do we want to just entertain, or maybe both? Perhaps we want to share our passion and ensure the continuation of our art–form? Maybe we want to make connections between generations, or maybe practitioners just find it fun. Did we find one answer? No. Most likely, it’s all of these and more. Today is only day two, but if anything, I expect that over the next few days we will find more answers rather than narrowing the list down and that is an exciting prospect.
Update Day 3 .
Today it was into the theatre with our first two shows of the festival. Provided I don’t get irretrievably lost in Birmingham finding our next venue, I’ll be putting pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard) and reviewing Boing andBrush, so keep an eye out here and onwww.sittingonthefourthwall.wordpress.com.