This is part of Afridiziak Theatre News’ series of interviews with Artistic Directors.
Darren Raymond is the Artistic Director of Intermission Youth and created Intermission Youth Theatre in 2008.
He trained as an actor with the London Shakespeare Workout and was introduced to Intermission when performing Othello in a guest production. Darren’s external directing credits include Shakespeare Walks, Sonnet Sunday, and Voices in the Dark for Shakespeare’s Globe.
He is a member of the RSC’s Education Advisory Committee and a Mentor for the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance.
To celebrate 15 years working in theatre and with young people, Intermission Youth (IY) one of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies presents two thrilling Shakespeare adaptations at the Arcola Theatre.
Excluded is a powerful new play, which will take audiences on a journey to re-imagine the world of Shakespeare whilst raising current issues facing young people in Education, presented by the Youth Training programme (IYT), and Taming Who?, is a special anniversary production inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, performed by former graduates now working professionally across stage and screen.