Talawa Young People's Theatre is Recruiting Participants for its Foutheenth Annual Summer School
Talawa – Britain’s leading black led theatre company – is recruiting participants for its 14th annual summer school which will run from 6 July to 1 August 2009.
Open to young people aged between 16 – 25 years old, TYPT provides the opportunity for budding performers, designers and stage managers to further their career in the arts. For four intensive weeks, participants will work with leading theatre practitioners, and will also create a piece of theatre for performance at a high profile London venue.
Past graduates have gone on to work in theatre, film, television and radio: Femi Oguns is a founder of the Identity Drama School, the UK’s first Black drama school; Nonso Anozie is currently appearing in Death and the King’s Horseman at the National, played the youngest ever Lear in the RSC production of King Lear, and appeared in the films His Dark Materials and Atonement; and Peter Bakare is a co-writer for Channel 4’s Unseen Skins.
This year’s director, Amani Naphtali, is a trained dramatist, writer, director and filmmaker. He was the founder member and Director of Double Edge Theatre Company, and he has directed musicals, films and dance productions for stage and television. He directed the videos for Soul II Soul’s chart topping success, Keep on Movin’ and for Omar’s hit single, There’s Nothing Like This. He wrote and directed The Black Bohemians and Circles of Fire, which opened the British Short Film Festival. For television he directed On A Northern Tip (Ideal World TV) and The Valentinos (Channel 4). As an artist, he has worked extensively with a variety of dance companies and choreographers, and has directed productions for Adzido, Sheron Wray and Jonzi D Productions.
The deadline for applications is 13th May, for more information on how to apply for TYPT: 09