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Silver Arts Awards: leading the way and having fun!

The Silver Arts Award course is in full swing and the group is looking forward to many more fun activities!

So far they have diversified their arts practice by participating in new types of theatre. Last week they tried Forum Theatre where the actors need to have good improv skills since audience members can stop the action and give alternative suggestions to the story-line.

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Right now Jamie, Chantelle, Connor and Shelby are focusing on Arts Leadership. Over the next couple months they will each create and lead a mini-project in the art form of their choosing. For example, Chantelle will be leading a songwriting workshop on February 10th and 11th and her group will share the songs they write with the Toonspeak Tuesday group.

February is looking to be an exciting month as the group delve into Arts Review. They’ll be reviewing shows, festivals and events such as The Manipulate Festival, the Pitch Event, and all-male version of Swan Lake, South Cumburgh Green and the Scottish Dance Theatre.

With so much enthusiasm and dedication, we’re confident this group can achieve the first ever Silver Arts Award in Scotland by the end of the summer!

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Theatre Critics Reviews 2013

In Toonspeak’s second year of the Theatre Critics project, 11 enthusiastic young people took on the challenge of developing a critical eye. The group was delighted to be joined again by professional theatre critic Gareth Vile. Throughout the Autumn, the project attended and reviewed:

  • Dunsinane at Theatre Royal,
  • Feral at the Platform,
  • The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam at the Platform,
  • Dragon at Citizens and
  • Tiger at the Tramway

Theatre Critics will run again this spring and it’s open to anyone ages 14+ as well as existing groups of young people. If you are interested please contact us.

Below are reviews of Dunsinane, Feral & Dragon, The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam and a collection of one sentence reviews of all the productions. If you’ve seen any of the same performances, feel free to leave a comment about your own review!




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See a creative world through Bronze Arts Award

By Marc Harvey, Bronze Arts Award participant

My Bronze Arts Award experience was an amazing few months. It wasn’t like a school class where you have work, work and more work – you get to have fun! It was completely worth giving up my October break from school to do.

I learned about it through the Toonspeak website when I was searching for something to help me enhance my drama skills.

Directing during my project
Directing during my project

I decided to focus on directing. Also in my group where 2 actors: Jamie and Melissa, a playwright: Catriona, and a magician: Connor.

The course never had a dull moment. There was a whole range of activities. I even got to go on Skype with Peter McMaster: an English director and theatre maker who directed an all-male version of Wuthering Heights which toured the UK. I also met Gareth Nicholls: the director of a show named “Educating Ronnie” which we saw as part of the Arts Award. Everything I did is documented on my tumblr blog.

Meeting Gareth Nicolls, director of Educating Ronnie
Meeting Gareth Nicolls, director of Educating Ronnie

The course was just great. It helped me grow as a person and develop skills I never even knew I had. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the creative arts. Not only does it boost your CV, it also gives you a chance to see the world that’s out there for the directors and basically any job in the creative arts – a world you can’t explore from your bedroom during the holidays.

I can’t wait to do my Silver Arts Award!

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Cathy Forde takes the lead in 87 Miles

By Cathy Forde, acclaimed playwright and novelist who led an 87 Miles session

I didn’t know quite what to expect when I arrived at Toonspeak HQ to meet some of the young drama-minded people in 87 Miles and talk about my own work in theatre. I can admit now that I was actually a bit nervous.

Cathy Forde

I don’t come from a conventional or formal background in theatre-making; I didn’t study drama, and until a few years ago was known as a novelist, so I still consider myself very much a rookie playwright, who is learning on the hoof and by my many and frequent mistakes.

In the couple of conversations I’d had with Sarah from Toonspeak she told me that the group I’d be meeting were keen writers. That actually made me even more nervous. Would they be experts at making pieces of theatre? Or – worse – would they be like all the ‘keen’ teenage writers I’ve been told I’m going to meet in Creative Writing workshops and be incredibly shy and silent?

Well, I don’t know what I was worried about. I met three confident, open and engaged young people in a session that was interactive, informal and great fun. I brought along a three minute play I’d written for professional performance the following week and used it as an exercise in dialogue. The highlight of the night for me was hearing Chantelle, Jamie and Matthew– and Lydia from Toonspeak – continue each scene themselves.

*After enthusiastic requests from 87 Miles participants, Cathy will be returning to work with the group to focus on developing their script and play-writing skills. 

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Shine: more than a drama course

By Gayle Stevenson, Shine participant

Shine was a great experience. I thought it would be like regular Toonspeak workshops but it was more personal. It was about getting into the life facts and not turning them into a comedy. The final Shine sharing was different from school performances because it was devised from our own ideas.

I have worked with loads of different Toonspeak staff but working with Mahri on this one was so much fun. She introduced us to throwing bamboo and having a laugh instead of it constantly being straight down to work. We worked with Winnie too. She was great because she works with young people so she knew exactly how to keep us tuned in and concentrating.

The only worries I had about Shine at the start was that I wouldn’t know anyone and I would be very shy. But luckily one of my friends had put her name down so I was a little happier to come out of my shell.

The Shine programme offered more than just drama, it offered Emotional Literacy, a three day course on writing emotionally. We also worked on 1-to1s with LifeLink where you made an action plan and worked with a life coach to get to your goals in life.

Shine is a very different drama course than any you have done before. It’s definitely a great experience and I would advise anyone to take part if you can. I am currently doing my second Shine course because I enjoyed it so much!

Sign up and learn more about the Shine course at Toonspeak beginning Feb 20th.

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Crucial advice

By Chloe Davidson, 87 Miles participant

So we’ve had playwright Gary McNair, songwriter and band member of Del Amitri, Andy Alston and now the lovely Jo Clifford! I’ve had an amazing time so far. It’s been great catching up with old and new friends every week and trying something different too.

It’s also given me some great ideas for a play which I intend to write and produce for my Gold Arts Award this year. I think I’ll ask for some of their thoughts on it, as other future writers. The playwrights (and Andy!) are so encouraging! If I’m having a really bad day or I feel like I’m not good enough to be doing this sort of work, they smile and tell me “everyone’s writing is different and you’re never wrong”. I think I’ll live by those words for a long time.

However, I’m not really one for teamwork but 87 Miles is placing me out of my comfort zone and for that I am grateful – otherwise I’d probably spend forever hiding in a corner working away. I’ve found that everyone in the group has different opinions, and some are polar opposites! Everyone has their own way of working and inventing. I won’t always agree with every piece of advice I get but every bit of advice is crucial and will help me later in life. To me, Toonspeak is all about originality and doing something different that’s outside of what’s normal.

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to working with Cathy Forde and Tam Dean Burn. It’ll be great to get an actor’s perspective on 87 Miles! Maybe we should all do a bit of research about them, just so we’ve got ideas on questions to ask them about their work. I’d especially like to ask if they’ve worked with people long distance because I do wonder about how we’ll work and collaborate with the other group from Stranraer. Will we share the same ideas or will they have something completely different? Will it be a collaboration or something entirely new?! I have no idea, but I’m so excited for it and for our performance next summer.

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Watch out Stephen King!

By Chloe Davidson, 87 Miles participant

No-one understands how happy I am to finally feel accepted. I was so worried I’d be outcast since I’m so socially inept but I was welcomed with open arms – just like Toonspeak’s other projects. It’s so full of joy and amusement, we even invented a “writer’s applause” – tapping our pens on their lids in a sign of encouragement and a silent “That was some great writing you’ve done there.”

I feel that everyone’s skills have developed over the month – whether it’s understanding and reading from scripts or creating a small scene in the form of a play. Even though we’re excited to work with Jo Clifford, we’ll miss Gary McNair. Garry is an inspiration, has a great sense of humour and has a way with words that makes you feel like the most important person there.

However, I don’t feel like I’ve fully proven myself yet. Maybe a couple of months of therapeutic reading and inventing will sort that out. I’ve become more confident with my writing though – I’ve even allowed some close friends to read some of my short stories. I might have scared a few people away with my macabre imagination and dark humour, but that’s what sets me apart from the crowd. Look out Stephen King, I’ve got high expectations.

I’m not too sure what the future will hold for 87 Miles, but I bet it’s going to be brilliant. I’m impatiently anticipating working with the group from Stranraer and especially our Summer show in 2014. Here’s to a year of creativity, uniqueness and joy.

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You’re never wrong

By Chloe Davidson, 87 Miles participant 

I’m not going to lie, I was terrified. I’ve always been judged on my performances and anxiety will always get to me. So when I write, I usually hide behind my laptop screen in hopes no-one will find me. The fear of being mocked for my writing style has always petrified me, but I’ve found a way to get over that – a play-writing class.

I’m fusing my love of writing and theatre together. Brilliant! I’m with people I know who are actors that also share a love of scripts and literature. I’m not judged here. I’m encouraged. And that, to me, is everything. Everyone is so kind, so nice. They make me feel like I belong. I expected to be told that my writing was terrible, that I had no imagination, that I was just like every other 16 year old girl inspired by what was “hot off the press”. It was nothing like that in the slightest. That’s the good thing about creative writing – you’re never wrong. It took me until now to realise that.

I do a lot of writing. I’m always carrying a pen and notebook, it’s quite depressing really. I’m always scribbling down ideas, quick paragraph-long short stories when I’m struck with a lightning bolt of creativity and inspiration. Currently, I’m working on a supernatural novel and I may have to steal some writing tips and styles from the incredible writers we have here. I’m hoping to learn more on how to effectively write different kinds of works – whether it’s poems or plays, I’m in!

I have to admit, I’m still worried though. I’m in a group with some incredibly gifted people. I can’t put into words how scary that is. Being the youngest there, I feel the most inexperienced. I’m going to prove myself though. I’ll get better at this and become more confident. Hopefully by this time next year I will be proud to call myself an author.

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Turning your passion into a qualification

Using your creativity is the greatest way to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

In the Autumn of 2012, four young people from North Glasgow used their passion for creative arts to achieve their Bronze Arts Award. It’s a bit like doing a Duke of Edinburgh Award – in the arts! During the course, all the group had to do was show clearly that they had been “enjoying the arts” in their own online blog.

Enjoying the artsThey went to see the musical Glasgow Girls as part of their “go to an arts event” requirement. After the production they worked with a professional theatre critic to create their own reviews.

To reach their “explore the arts” requirement, the group decided to work on characters using a script. Their qualified Arts Award Adviser helped them choose a script and then each member got a chance to present how they interpreted the script and characters.

Arts ActivityEach group member also had to decide and research their arts hero/heroine. Later, they shared details about that person and why they chose them.

Finally, the enthusiastic group visited a friendly, local drama group and shared their arts skills. Everything from drama games to origami lessons took centre stage during and they did so well we asked them to repeat it at an Arts Award conference!

Documenting evidenceThroughout the entire process, the group created individual blogs to document their journey. After each session they would add pictures, interviews, videos and thoughts about each step they took. You can see Amy, Shelby, Megan and Heather‘s blogs to read about their Bronze Arts Award experience.

Bronze Arts Award certificates from Trinity College London compare to SCQF Level 4 (General Standard Grade).

You can achieve your Bronze Arts Award too! 

 

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Theatre Critics Reviews 2012

In 2012 Toonspeak ran the Theatre Critics project for the first time. Eight young people ages 14+ took part in viewing and reviewing seven theatre productions alongside a professional theatre critic, Gareth Vile.

We received such positive feedback from the group as well as passionate requests to run another Theatre Critics that we have planned Theatre Critics to begin again 12th September.

But what did the group in 2012 do? Why did they enjoy the project so much? Here is a little taste of their reviews for The Man Who Lived Twice, The Infamous Brothers Davenport and Betrayal…

http://vimeo.com/73690311

http://vimeo.com/73697941

http://vimeo.com/73695178

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My first show…

By David McMahon

Going into Toonspeak with no knowledge of what to expect was daunting. Was it going to be complete chaos? Was it going to be overly strict? Would I have someone to talk to or was I going to be sitting myself the whole time?

On my first day all of these questions were answered pretty quickly. All of the members warmly welcomed me into the Toonspeak family before the day had even official started!

Performance improving games.
Performance improving games.

When the day actually started I was introduce to many performance improving games – which I wasn’t sure were helping at first. However, as the first week progressed, I not only found myself improving from these games but enjoying them too. These games made me realise Toonspeak was not going to be chaotic or too strict. It was the perfect balance of fun and discipline. From that first day I looked forward to the rest of the project!

Peace Control keeping order over the Under Class
Peace Control keeping order over the Under Class

The project itself was called LOCKDOWN: The Challenge. In short it was a dystopian society made up of only teenagers because the parents had been taken away. The society was split into three classes: The High Court (who ruled the place), Peace Control (who enforced the rules) and the Underclass (who were ruled over).

Before I joined Toonspeak I already knew I wanted to be a character that would challenge my acting ability. I had not realised that not only was that opportunity possible but it was easy to get!

Devising scenes and characters.
Devising scenes and characters.

The method of creating the show involved us getting rough outlines for scenes then we, ourselves, were allowed to go make the actual scene and everything that happened in it. This allowed for each person to design the character they wanted to act out.

 

A very loud character.
A very loud character.

I wanted my character to be loud and shout at least once, so I designed him to be like that – of course I didn’t realise that the Toonspeak staff thought it would be good to have me play a character that basically never stopped shouting!

Shock as a Peace Officer is interrupted by the Underclass
Shock as a Peace Officer is interrupted by the Underclass

Thanks to Toonspeak I now know that if you push yourself hard enough to do something it can be done. Acting to me is a hobby since I really want to be a filmmaker. I bring this up because the Toonspeak staff knew this and were still happy to have me on board. They are looking for anyone with an interest in the projects they offer, you don’t have to be the world’s greatest because Toonspeak is all about a shared learning experience that just feels like fun.

Celebrating three weeks of hard work and five amazing performances!
Celebrating three weeks of hard work and five amazing performances!

Taking part in one project can make you realise so much is possible. That’s one of hundreds of reasons I recommend Toonspeak if you haven’t participate already and if you have – I recommend you do it again!!

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Deuce’s thoughts on the LOCKDOWN camps

By James Penders, LOCKDOWN participant

[DEUCE: ENTRY 300]

I’d be playing favourites if I said the Rejects were my favourite camp here. So I will write my impressions of each camp and their “uses”.

The Nightingales: Lovely people. Perhaps some of the only people I can tolerate here. They seem nice enough and as their name suggests they do care for people. They would actually help Peace Control if they could. I sometimes think that’s where I would belong in my previous life. I just have an ability to care for people – at present mostly the Rejects. However, the Carers have taught themselves skills which can prove useful to both themselves and the others. Sometimes I don’t think they care about themselves and that worries me.

The Gafferties: All I can say about them is that they can actually fix things, which shocks me. I appreciate one thing about them – they taught Risk the basics of mechanics and fixing things giving him possibly his greatest skill and hobby. However, they also accused him of stealing. As much as I don’t admire them for that they do have an incredible skill. Although to date they still can’t fix a camera but Risk can. The Mechanics don’t like the Rejects. They don’t trust us but it’s fine since we are quite literally on opposite ends of the camp.

The Sinatras: Stealth doesn’t appreciate them. She doesn’t admire their jokes and dances but I think they’re awesome. I love hearing their jokes because they actually make me smile and see a sense of humour in things. They are, as the name suggests, entertaining. Sometimes they aren’t very amusing but I can appreciate what they do. It must be difficult to go up and tell jokes. It’s a shame because I get the feeling they are bored of entertaining people.

The Everkins: Possibly the oddest family I’ve every seen. Apparently they are actually brothers and sisters. It’s interesting. I’m a little envious to their relationship. The brother is a dancer and I often see him practice in his spare time (not that we get much). The sisters are pretty strange. They appear to be polar opposites from a distance. One seems more hateful while the other seems more down to earth. I also think the boy has fallen in love with someone. He seems more passionate about his dancing. It’s like he’s trying to give a message to someone. It’s lovely to see something like that.

[END OF ENTRY]

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Ace’s plan for LOCKDOWN

By Marc Harvey, LOCKDOWN participant

[Ace: Diary Entry 1]

Kicked out of Peace Control. I didn’t know what to do with my life. I had nowhere to go. No food. No water. No shelter. Not even a place to sleep.

Jo said I’m “too nice” to the underclass. Well she’s wrong! I’ll be part of the underclass. I’ll become part of their camp and no one will know where I have come from. No one will recognise me. I will drive them to freedom. I will show them the light in The Darkness. They can be free. Free from The Court and Peace Control. I’ll show them nice!

[END OF ENTRY]

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Discover how LOCKDOWN’s Rejects formed

By James Penders, LOCKDOWN participant

[Deuce: Entry 389]

It’s been over a year since I first met Risk. He’s forgotten everything about his previous life. Perhaps it’s some type of temporary amnesia brought on from emotional stress. Ever since we arrived in the Underclass camps, we’ve been overworked and treated terribly by a group of halfwits known as the Peace Control. Peace Control genuinely have no regard for anyone in the camps. It’s almost like they think we’re expendable. I’m concerned about Risk. He becomes more defiant by the day.

Recently Risk and I were kicked out of our camp. I don’t know why – something about stealing. I’m outraged they would blame Risk for stealing that food for himself. I hate the people in this camp. I’ve been called a thief, a liar and untrustworthy. It makes me feel terrible because I do all those things to make sure Risk is safe and secure. He’s still only a child. Why can’t people see that?

Risk and I made our own camp. We are now branded the Rejects by everyone. No one wants anything to do with us and it’s very rare people even speak to us.

But Risk and I are no longer alone. A girl came to us today. She had also been kicked out of her camp. She asked if she could start all over again. Risk answered joyfully,”You can join if you leave your old name behind.” She is now known as Stealth.

A few hours later, an argument broke out with Peace Control. Well, I imagine it was them because Jo has a very… noticeable voice. A member of Peace Control approached the camp. Risk and Stealth were asleep so I asked what he wanted. He looked at me for a moment and said, “I am joining this camp. I am not part of Peace Control anymore.”

At that point I knew why he was kicked out of Peace Control. It was because he had a sense of humour – he actually thought he could tell me what to do after being kicked out. He apologised for how he treated us saying he did it to fit in. I don’t believe him but he may prove useful. I said to him what Risk had said to the girl, “You can join if you leave your old name behind and start again.” After some thought, he adopted the name Ace.

Now we are a camp. We are the Rejects. We are Deuce, Risk, Ace, and Stealth and we are all we have.

[END OF ENTRY]

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Meet The Rejects of LOCKDOWN

By James Penders, LOCKDOWN participant

[Deuce: Entry 1]

I missed the bus today. Now we’ve been left behind. I don’t know what happens now. I’m not that old. I don’t understand why this has happened. We’ve no means of living, no home, no food, no family. These entries will… I hope keep us in memorial so that if anything happens to me, someone will carry on the one request I have left. This is how I missed the bus:

As I was running to guarantee my own safety from this madness, my world entered its own lockdown. Everything went into slow motion and I just stopped. I couldn’t move. Then I saw a shopping cart with a child inside it crying. I had to make a decision: would what could be my final act be selfish or selfless? I made no haste and ran for the bus thinking only of myself. Ready to climb on board, all I could hear were cries. I looked back at the shopping cart and noticed it had started to roll downhill. Without thought I leapt from the only salvation I had and chased after the moving cart.

After tripping up twice and bashing my head against the ground, I eventually caught the shopping cart – just before it reached the end of the trail and crashed with the child inside. The child was a boy. He was frightened, worried and yelling out for his mum. How was I to tell him the fate of his mother if I myself didn’t know? At that moment I even questioned my own fate!

I sat by the cart and threw my head into my hands. The young boy whom I had lifted from the cart looked at me before closing his eyes and falling asleep. What was I to do next? I was only a teenager myself. Could I raise the young boy?

I decided I will. To him I will be a brother. It may give him a sense of hope, that someone he can look up to is there and didn’t abandon him. He’s only young and deserves some sort of life other than this. We have to go. I need to find us food.

His codename from now on will be Risk. That is his name and he will live up to it.

Should anything happen to me, all I ask is that you look after Risk. He deserves a life and all I can do is try to give him it…

[END OF ENTRY]

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St Paul’s goes into LOCKDOWN

On Monday, July 15th at 10 a.m. 28 young people from Glasgow went into LOCKDOWN.

Rehearsals for Toonspeak’s big summer production are upon us and with this bunch of enthusiastic committed young people we will be creating a cracker of a show. Monday was spent getting to know each other. A bit of creative writing. A bit of military drill. And a mammoth game of cat and mouse.

During the next three weeks the cast will devise the entire production. That means they’ll develop the characters, the dialogue and actions in the show. We’ll be keeping you updated on their progress with blogs and pictures. We’d love to hear from you if you have devised theatre performances before or if you’re in the cast. What do you love about creating a big production?

Book now if you’d like to attend one of the performances.

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Explore with Toonheid!

We’re doing something new and exciting in Townhead this summer – and you can follow it all! Toonheid Speaks! is a week-long journey to achieving an Explore Arts Awards. Each day the group will take part in fantastic activities which were all suggested by the young people at the SiMY Project in Townhead. Some of the activities include:

  • a dance workshop,
  • experimenting with musical instruments,
  • visiting a recording studio (where they’ll create their own CD) and
  • creating a mini-show

Throughout the week the group will be developing a blog about their experience. You can follow their progress as they discover what they liked and what they learned. You’ll be able to comment on the blog to ask questions and get tips – you might even find out that you also want to take part in the fun of achieving an Arts Award!

We’re so excited about this project and we can’t wait to share it all with you!

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Look what we have here!

You might have guessed it by now… We have a new website!

While we will always have fond memories of our old website, we wanted to show the world that Toonspeak is fun and creative – just like the young people who attend! So a few months ago we started working with a web design company called Pooka Pro (isn’t that a great name?) to begin development of a fancy new website. The creative journey was a lot of fun and helped us focus on what Toonspeak is really all about: young people getting a chance to create exciting theatre and to develop artistic skills.

The young people at Toonspeak have helped us develop the new site. We’ve had a WebLab event where young people got to play with the ideas we had for the new site and share their ideas too. Anything that is animated was designed as a direct result of the WebLab.

The new website has been designed to reflect our exciting new programme of theatre projects. At the bottom of each page are three icons: Front Row, Centre Stage and Green Room. You can click on them to learn about that strand of our programme.

We also wanted to highlight all our previous and our upcoming  activities. If you visit Projects, you’ll see information, pictures, videos and quotes from all our past projects. For all our upcoming activities visit the What’s On page and don’t forget to sign up!

Thank you to Pooka Pro and all the young people who helped us create Toonspeak’s new website. Please leave a comment about how you like the new site. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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Our new programme of projects

We’re still doing great theatre projects but we’ve changed the way we talk about them and show them on the website. We’ll continue working with fantastic young people to create exciting theatre; to use creativity to learn; and to develop active audience members. But now those three different strands that Toonspeak is passionate about are called Centre Stage, Green Room and Front Row.

Centre Stage is all about making exciting, unique theatre to share with audiences large and small. It’s also about building skills in performance, design and other areas of theatre making so we can make even better theatre. Examples of projects in Centre Stage include LOCKDOWN, 60 Seconds and On the Shores of the Shaws.

Green Room involves using theatre and drama techniques to explore topics, increase young people’s confidence and gain skills in a fun and creative way. Examples of projects in Green Room include Toonheid Speaks!, Shine and Arts Award.

Front Row is all about watching, talking about and learning from professional theatre and other arts events. It’s also about training, skills and keeping our inspiration topped up. Examples of projects in Front Row include Theatre Critics.

In our new programme we have planned projects unlike anything Toonspeak has ever done before. Make sure you visit What’s On to find out what new projects are coming up.

 

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Creating Just Get By

Ever wonder what it’s like to be part of a big performance? Well, let us give you an idea of what it was like to be a cast member in Just Get By.

Just Get By was our big end of term performance on March 30th, 2013. We had one group of young people meeting for a Wednesday night workshop and another meeting for a Thursday night workshop. Both groups shared ideas and material to create a show about the role of money in our lives. Rebecca and James will tell you a bit about what the workshops are like:

http://vimeo.com/63395299

Toonspeak came up with the topic and all the young people came up with the performance. They decided what stories they would like to share, what they wanted to say and what characters they wanted to be – a process called devising. During the workshops young people devised short scenes. It’s a lot of fun and everyone laughs a lot. This is a group that devised a scene about everything money can buy:

http://vimeo.com/63725228

Some of these scenes become part of the big performance. The cast of young people get help from the director and assistants to strengthen each scene, character and story.

http://vimeo.com/63727693

A week before Just Get By, the two groups came together to combine their ideas into one big performance. Rebecca will tell you how she felt about the rehearsals:

http://vimeo.com/63735156

Being a part of a big performance can be a scary idea but it’s lots of fun, you can make lots of new friends and gain lots of confidence.

http://vimeo.com/63743398

The best thing about being in a big show like Just Get By is the thrill of performing for an audience. See the final performance!

https://vimeo.com/65634128