We’ve loved the journey!
After 11 years our In on the Act (our Young Theatre Makers group for 18-30 year olds) is coming to the end of its’ journey. We are proud that the alumni of In on the Act have gone on to become teachers, theatre technicians, arts professionals and performers amongst other professions. The group has played an important role in developing confident, articulate, passionate people who work well as part of a team. Our Teacher’s a Troll was our last production.
The group started on 8th August 2012 and took its final bow over the weekend. In the 11 years the group has been running it has made 25 different shows (see below). As well as creating performances in our Walker Studio and Matcham Auditorium they have also made work for the Children’s Library, The Hepworth, and the National Coal Mining Museum amongst others.
Tina Shuker-Abell has been the group's leader throughout this 11 year journey and has shaped and pushed how the group has evolved including ensuring the group continued on zoom through Covid which we know provided a creative outlet. In on the Act reopened the Theatre as we returned from lock-down with House Lights Up in 2021.
We are delighted that some members of the group have moved from participant into professional work with us including facilitators in our Participation Team, Technical Assistants and our Communications and Programme Manager.
In On The Act Show-ography (Yeah, we're not sure it's a word either!)
2013 Grimm Tales
2013 Plays and Pints: The Soldier’s Lament
2014 Accrington Pals
2014 The Hepworth Wakefield: The Art Party
2015 Wakefield Libraries: Shakespeare Week
2015 Script Yorkshire: Made in Yorkshire
2015 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2015 Bureau of Silly Ideas
2016 The Laramie Project
2017 Wakefield Libraries: Shakespeare Week
2017 NCM: We also Served
2018 Banners Held High: We also Served
2018 Wakefield Libraries: Shakespeare Week
2019 Wakefield Libraries: Shakespeare Week
2019 The Velveteen Rabbit
2019 The Crucible
2020 Wakefield Libraries: Shakespeare Week
2021 House Lights Up!
2022 Wakefield Libraries: Shakespeare Week
2022 The Red Shoes
2023 Wakefield Libraries: Shakespeare Week
2023 Our Teacher’s a Troll