Summer Youth Theatre Project – Make a Scene

26 Jun 2013 in Dance & Drama, Shetland

Shetland Youth Theatre in partnership with Stomping Ground present Make a Scene – a Youth Theatre Summer Project for two age groups (7-12 and 12-21).

Shetland Arts and Stomping Ground are working together to produce a brand new summer project full of theatre making, game playing, character creating and storytelling. There will be two groups, running in tandem catering for anyone aged between 7 and 21. Participants will learn about lots of different drama techniques, tell stories, create new characters, play fun games and make lots of new friends. Both groups will be using the same stimulus to create two entirely different performances, which will be created using participants’ ideas. These will be short and informal, and a chance for friends and family to see what we’ve been up to, and what we’ve learnt.

Shetland Youth Theatre was founded in 1994 and has a national reputation for high quality, innovative theatre. The company is run by John Haswell, one of the country’s leading youth theatre practitioners.

Stomping Ground is dedicated to creating diverse and inclusive theatre by and for communities and young people. The company is run by Sian Thomas, who has run numerous youth theatres and drama projects in London and hopes to expand the range drama opportunities for young people and communities here in Shetland.

Make a Scene will take place at the Garrison Theatre. For children aged 7 -12 the sessions will take place from 9.30am – 12.30pm from Monday 5th to Friday 9th August . These sessions will be led by Sian Thomas. For young people aged 12 – 21 the activity will run over two weeks. From Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August the sessions will be from 2.00pm t0 5.00pm. During week 2 (Monday12th August – Friday 16th August) the sessions will be morning and afternoon 10.00am to 5.00pm. These sessions will be led by John Haswell

Fees for Make a Scene are £50 for 7 -12 year olds and £80 for 12-21 year olds with a 20% discount for siblings in either group. Places are limited and pre-booking is required.

Place scan be booked via Shetland Box Office in Mareel & Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, or online at

Source: Shetland Arts