A new class for 18 - 30 year olds
Theatre Royal Wakefield has a renewed focus on quality drama with the arrival of John Godber as Creative Director and producing partner. In on the Act is a regular weekly skills class focussing on creating performance and developing acting, theatre making and facilitation skills for 18 - 30 year olds.
This class is for people who want to develop their skills to support them into a career in the performing arts. You may have left college or be an undergraduate. We are looking to work with a fresh and dynamic group to develop performance skills, tell stories and learn from other theatre makers.
Click here to take a look at our FAQs where you can find out more detailed information. You can also download an application form here, which should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some examples of projects that In on the Act have worked on over the years:
The Laramie Project
Based on the true story of the murder of a young gay man, Matthew Shepard, in Wyoming in 1998, The Laramie Project is a piece of verbatim theatre created by the Tectonic Theatre Company in the wake of this devastating event.
The play records the reaction of people in shock, denial and recovery, and serves as a reminder that intolerance has destructive consequences and can happen anywhere, any time and to anyone.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A laugh-out-loud modern take on Shakespeare's classic comedy of misunderstandings, mischief, magic and moonlight!
A group of far-out cool cats leave their square parents and the safety of their homes behind to set up camp on a moonlit beach. They're ready to hang loose and go all the way under the boardwalk. They think they know what love is until the dune-dwelling, flower-power King and Queen of the Faeries teach them that "the course of true love never did run smooth".
The Accrington Pals
What does it mean to go to war? To engage in comradeship? Or to be manipulated by unseen powers?
Set in the early years of the First World War, against the clog chorus of a Northern mill town, we follow the Pals sent to engage in brutal trench warfare as the women are left at home. Unfulfilled. Ill-informed.
This performance marks the centenary of the First World War and all parts are performed by young people using the play as a means of exploring what experiences of WWI can teach us about society today and asking questions that lie at the heart of society: “How much am I for others? How much am I for myself?”
Twisted re-tellings of famous fairytales - Monday 1 July 2013
Once upon a time in a rehearsal room, not so very far, far away, a troupe of tale tellers gathered together. With mischief on their minds and magic in their hearts, they delved into the dark and dazzling world of the Brothers Grimm.