On Thursday July 7th, twelve Young Critics from all across the UK and Ireland met for the final time as part of Young Critics On The Edge.
During this session the Young Critics presented their findings to an audience of Symposium Delegates at BCU Birmingham. Here they discussed their process over the previous four days. They also provided critical responses to the four performances they attended as part of Young Critics On The Edge.
The session was chaired by Anna Galligan from Barnstorm Theatre Company with technical support by Alan King of the National Association for Youth Drama (Ireland)
You can listen to the Full Edited recording of the session here
Or you can listen to the session in smaller sections here
A big thank you to all the On The Edge Festival staff for all their kindness and goodwill over the five days in Birmingham.
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 theASSITEJ Artistic Gathering for 2016.
On Sunday July 3rd, twelve young people from across the UK and Ireland arrived in Birmingham for On The Edge The World Festival of Theatre For Young Audiences.
In our latest blog post, Joe Trickey from Derby reflects on our second day together and made some big discoveries about himself.
Joe Trickey (centre) Young Critic On The Edge .Photo: Alan King
My main apprehensiveness and anxieties of what the Young Critics will be participating in at the festival were answered today, at day two of the programme, with an intense yet exciting day of workshops at Millennium Point.
The workshops we did today not only helped answer questions about the festival but about the rest of the young critics however I felt it helped answer questions predominantly about myself.
In an interesting, self-centred (talk at someone else without a reply for two minutes) discovery of the self, activity, personally epitomised the day and helped answer how to be critical. Learning the methods of how to critique and also think about the different dynamics a theatrical performance could bring with it, assisted with what will be the next step, going to watch some theatre for young audiences.
Day three awaits!
Young Critics On The Edge is a 5 day-long programme to develop critical analysis skills in young people aged 18–25 as part of On The Edge The World Festival of Theatre For Young Audiences.
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 theASSITEJ Artistic Gathering for 2016.