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Toonspeak Young Company Announced

Toonspeak has dreamed of having a Young Company for over 10 years, and thanks to RFO funding from Creative Scotland we are finally able to make this dream a reality.

A Young Company is a smaller group of participants who meet regularly to explore new work and develop their own material. They will have the opportunity to take their work to festivals and more, bridging the gap between youth theatre and professional work and opening up creative license to make theatre that is relevant to them.

Directed by Toonspeak Associate Artist Steven Leach with Co-Director Jasmine Main, the first members have been selected through audition process. There was a high demand, we met so many amazing young people, some of whom we already new but we also met some newbies.

We are so super thrilled at the group chosen, they meet weekly at Toonspeak on Saturdays, showing a great level of commitment and they are getting wired right in!

Shelby Johnston
Rebekah Watters (on right)
Alexis Mulholland
Katelyn Mulholland
Aodhan Collins
Kaja Ciuchta
Robbie Innes
Robyn McLaughlin
Kyle Stephen

We are laying the foundations of the Young Company with the following group, and there will be more spaces opening up further in the year.

Watch this space for updates!

Want to get in touch?

You can email info@toonspeak.co.uk / Call (0141) 552 0234 / Text 07796 718132

Or alternatively connect with us on Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram @Toonspeak

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Toonspeak Participating in #givingtuesday

#GivingTuesday takes place on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a day to give back and do good.
 
This year it falls on 27th November.
 
#GivingTuesday is powered by CAF (Charity Aid Foundation). Last year 1 in 10 people in the UK did something on the day and it was the UK’s number one Twitter trend which is amazing! The campaign holds the world record for the most money raised online for charity in 24 hours, and last year raised $64 million globally! This is the first year that Toonspeak will be participating and we would be so grateful if you chose to support us.
 
There are many ways you can give on #GivingTuesday whether that be your time volunteering, donating food or clothes to a charity that helps those in need, or by giving money towards a cause.
 
What we would ask for is a donation, if you can, towards something that is key to what we do…….
 

 
No not Will Smith, although how cool would it be to get in the Fresh Prince!!!!
Nope we are raising money for TAXIS.
 
There are so many key reasons why we provide taxis for our participants. Safety being at the top of the list
It enables us cover a bigger area geographically so that if people don’t have a centre in walking distance they can still get to Toonspeak. Taxis have proven to ensure regular attendance over the years. Everyone having access treats everyone the same. Removing any worry about money in order to get there. Supporting any young carers who can’t be out the house for too long, the list goes on……
But taxis are one of the hardest things to get funding for.
 
This #GivingTuesday you can help us by donating what you can to our taxi fund and enable young people to get to Toonspeak and access to all the amazing FREE projects we provide.
 
 
HOW TO GIVE
You can do so by making an online donation – we are very grateful for any donation large or small.
You can also donate by text. Just text TOON25 and then the amount you’d like to donate (any amount e.g. ‘TOON25 £5′) to 70070
You can also make a small monthly online donation to Toonspeak if you felt like you would like to contribute more
 
Toonspeak is a charity registered in Scotland, registration number SC022150.
 
 
 
We truly appreciate any help you can offer. 
 
 
 
 
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Toonspeak Young Company Open Day

OPEN DAY to learn more about Toonspeak Young Company kicking off January 2019!

A group of 10 experienced, passionate young performers will be selected through audition process to work together regularly and intensively to create & perform new work led by Associate Artist Steven Leach.

– If you have lots of drama experience and want to take it to the next level.

– If you are passionate about a career in the performing arts and are actively seeking work experience.

– If you are a positive, confident, motivated self-starter and love working with like minded people.

..Then maybe this is for you. 

We are hosting this Open Day at Toonspeak for you to learn more about what this is all about, at which you will also take part in workshops so that we can to meet you and see what you can do.

Official auditions will take place in January. If you can’t make the Open Day don’t worry this is not a requirement.

Here is Toonspeak Associate Artist Steven talking more about the Young Company and his own experience working in the sector

YOUNG COMPANY OPEN DAY
SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER
1pm – 4pm
BCDC, 54 Quarrywood Road G21 3ET
FOR AGES 15+

This is an open invitation to any individual –
even if you have never worked with Toonspeak before. 

To sign up/ find out more:-

Call (0141) 552 0234
Text 07796 718 132
Email paula@toonspeak.co.uk

Transport available on request.

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Young Leader Training Opportunity

Year 2 of partnership with Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS) and Ignite Theatre, you will be representing Toonspeak and working alongside four other youth theatres.

Toonspeak is looking for three young people aged 14+ to take part in a residential training course to become our newest young leaders for 2019!

In February next year you will all be going on residential to the stunning Wiston Lodge in Ayrshire where you will take part in a training course to embark on a journey as leaders in youth theatre culminating in a conference at the end of 2019 to share your experiences.
 
DATES
Friday 8th – Monday 11th February 2019
(Prior to this there will be an induction at Toonspeak with your facilitator tbc)
All costs for residential will be covered including food, accommodation and travel
 
HOW TO APPLY:-
Send a PRIVATE message via Facebook 
Paula Erin Morgan
Tell us
  • What do you think makes a good leader?
  • Why you would like this opportunity?
  • You MUST confirm you are available for the residential dates
DEADLINE: Friday 30th November 
ANNOUNCED: Monday 3rd December
 
Any questions you can either Facebook message Paula Erin Morgan / Call (0141) 552 0234 / Text 07796 718 132 / email paula@toonspeak.co.uk
 
Good luck!
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Theatre Trips!

Happy Friday Everyone!

We have a few exciting theatre trips coming up if you would like to come along.

Tomorrow at Platform we still have tickets to see ‘Stowaway’

Thursday 25th February at the Barrowlands Art & Design centre we are going to see PEEK’s new Production ‘Engendered’

And on Saturday 5th March we are taking a group of 8 young people to a very special gig at the Barrowlands ‘Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5’

If you’d like to join us you can phone us (0141) 552 0234// email us// Facebook us

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Oor Jasmine is in an Exciting New Show!

WITSHERFACE: FUNNY HOW?
As part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Where: Saint Luke’s
When:
Friday 11 March 19.30
Saturday 12 March 19.30
How Much: £7/£5

“Brand new sketch comedy from WITSHERFACE – a collective of the best female comedy writers and performers in Glasgow. Featuring loads of faces you’ll recognise including Karen Dunbar (Chewin’ the Fat), Elaine McKenzie Ellis (Rab C. Nesbitt) and Maureen Carr (Still Game) as well as a host of fresh young talent!

Get tickets here!