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Opportunities

Posted 15 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

Keep up to date with upcoming opportunities from National Youth Theatre, as well as available discounts and offers.


FREE TICKETS HOT IN HERE | Gate Theatre

FREE tickets to HOT IN HERE at the Gate Theatre, directed by Hetty NYT staff and starring NYT member Tatenda Matsvai, is a hopeful, funny show that celebrates the power of collective action – and a call to arms, a rallying cry for international climate justice in a country where our right to protest is increasingly uncertain.

When: This Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, 7:30pm shows

Use the code: HOTNYT to redeem your free ticket 

Link to buy tickets: https://www.gatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/hot-in-here/


MadeByMembers - Pitch your project

Want to curate your own Made by Members series and put it on at our Holloway Road building in North London this year, at another venue in the UK or online?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Hub Member or small group of Hub members to premiere their own Made By Members project in our recently redeveloped building, in the Workshop Theatre, at another venue in the UK or Online to a live-streamed audience!

About Made By Members Projects

Born from a number of member-led new writing scratch nights (including Rush, curated by Shakira Newton, and Mixtape, curated by Nathan Whitebrook) Made by Members gives a Company Member (or small group of NYT Members) the chance to curate a performance evening around a theme, performance type, or stimulus. 

As the curator you would provide the stimulus, manage submissions, select performers, arrange any necessary rehearsals, and then host the performance evening which will be live-streamed online. Previous sessions have focused on new music, spoken word poetry, short films, sketch comedy, and performances by Black actors. 

Do you have a new and original idea you want to curate and host? Apply here.

Rolling deadline. You may be contacted at any point in the year regarding your pitch.

NEXT DEADLINE: 23RD MAY, 10AM

Guidelines

Performances should consist of original content* and have a clear theme 

*Due to copyright laws around public performance, performances should be original, or of material not restricted by copyright laws - for example extracts from Shakespeare would be fine.  

Performers can be NYT Company Members and HUB Subscribers

How it works? 

Submit your application 

If successful, the curator(s) then selects performers for their Made by Members project and plans any rehearsals that may be necessary. This includes designing the poster, creating application forms and reviewing applications. Producing the event, alongside NYT Staff and being the main point of contact for NYT & Hub Members participating.

The performance takes place at our Holloway Road building, an agreed location or online!

FREE Backstage Interviews

Booking is now open for interviews to become a Backstage Member in 2023 

Read out guide

Interviews will take place in-person at our Creative Production House in north London and online via Zoom. You must be 16 years-old to interview. In person interviews will involve a morning workshop followed by an individual interview in the afternoon.

Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a Backstage Summer Course in Costume, Lighting, Scenic Construction, Sound or Stage Management. Summer Courses will take place at Rose Bruford College in Kent and accommodation will be available to book. 

Book your interview: Book a date that suits you and we’ll confirm a individual time slot for your online interview or if you’re interview in person you’ll need to be there all morning and until you’ve completed your individual interview in the afternoon.

What do I need to prepare? Bring an example of any of your previous creative work - it could be art work, storyboard, plot sheet photo - come prepared to talk about Theatre, TV or Film that interested you and what you liked about it 

IN PERSON - Morning Workshop 10am - 12pm, Interviews 12.40pm - 6pm

Sunday 30th April - Book Now

Sunday 14th May - Book Now

ONLINE - Individual interview with pre-prepared task at a specific time slot 

Saturday 13th May - Book Now

Gone Too Far! | Open Rehearsal 

Join us for a FREE Open Rehearsal for the NYT REP Company's Gone Too Far!

At 5.30pm on Mon 13 March come inside the rehearsal room of Bola Agbaje's award-winning play, directed by Monique Touko, best director at The Stage Debut Awards 2022

Book now

Rush is back | Make your West End debut.

First performed at National Youth Theatre in London to mark Black History Month 2019, Rush is a performance night celebrating some of Britain's best young Black talent, curated by NYT Alum, Shakira Newton. In collaboration with Piece of Cake Productions.

This will be an hour of performance & fun PLUS a chance to meet other members at NYT's first-ever, UP ALL NIGHT takeover of the Duke Of Yorks Theatre in the heart of the West End! We are inviting NYT Members to perform original work, or submit original work for another member to perform at the Duke Of York Theatre in London on Friday 10th February - Saturday 11th February 2023 to a live audience. You will be expected for at least 2 hours during this time - this will be confirmed if you are selected. If you have any questions, please email naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk

Submissions include Spoken Word, song, rap etc.

We’d love to hear your responses to the theme ‘up all night’. This could be what you think about when you should be asleep, what keeps you up all night, insomnia or overworking, or any stories you might want to share around the stimulus. All pieces submitted MUST be surrounding the theme of 'Up All Night'.

Whilst all will be welcome to attend the performance, please note submissions are only open to Black NYT Members - defined as Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such.

Got a question? Email Naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 25TH JANUARY, 10AM

DEADLINE EXTENDED - WEDNESDAY 1ST FEB 2022, 10AM

You must be available for rehearsals on the 6th-7th Feb. 6th, 10-6. 7th, 10-1. Exact timings TBC. Please specify availability on form.

Apply here.

Step Up Expo | Evening Standard
Teen choices for education and careers

Inspiring young Londoners to think about their futures
Friday 30 June - Saturday 1st July 2023, Olympia London

More information here.

2022/23 REP Company: Animal Studies Film

Join us online for the premiere of the 2022/23 REP Company, Animal Studies film. Celebrating 10 years of the REP Company.

This online screening will feature a Q&A with the cast on creation, being part of REP & their journey so far.

Film created by NYT REP Alum, Jason Imach.

Directed by NYT Associate Director, Anna Niland.

Movement by Kane Husbands.

Key Information:

Date: Monday 5th December 2022

Time: 7:30pm-9pm

Location: Online (Zoom)

Book your FREE ticket here.

Q&A | Network, Ask and Meet!

On Friday 28th October 2022 at 6:30pm we will be hosting an industry panel at our Holloway Road building in North London for a live audience of NYT Members and HUB Subscribers!

This Q&A will be hosted by Membership and Communications Coordinator, Naila Barrett. Join us as we find out what it takes to be successful in this industry, how to bounce back after a 'no' and why becoming an overnight success takes years.

Official Panel:

Seraphina Beh (TopBoy / Netflix)

Philip J. Morris (Artistic Director of Trybe House)

Iain Gordon (Actor, Casualty 2020)

Ade Femzo (Founder of ACP Network. Winner of Converse, Create Next Film Project)

Macadie Amoroso (Award-winning playwright, Blue Beneath My Skin)

This Q&A is 1 hour long and will finish at 7:30pm. From 7:30pm-8pm, the space will remain open for all networking opportunities with fellow NYT Members and speak to the panel directly!

Key Information:

Date: Friday 28th October

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: (Workshop Theatre) 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

Book FREE tickets

MADE BY MEMBERS 

For the first time, we are opening up our Made by Members series to our HUB Subscribers. Our Made by Members series is curated by Members, based on different themes. Previous examples include Rush - A showcase of Black Talent, Mixtape - An evening of original music, Culture Shock, An online series for those of two or more cultures, Speak Out - A series curated to champion LGBTQ+ voices with a specific focus on Trans Healthcare and much more.

Check back regularly for opportunities to perform at one of these events.


Monologue Night is BACK!

Monologue Night is a Made by Members' series showcasing NYT talent both in-person and online. 

In-Person Event: 

This event will be a fun chance to meet new members, perform original work to a live audience and have fun!

We are inviting NYT Members to perform original work, or submit original work for another member to perform at our Holloway Road building in North London on Saturday 16th July 2022 to a live audience.

There are no restrictions to these monologues, so please be as creative as you'd like! However, the maximum time limit is three minutes in length.

You must be available from 1pm - 9pm. 

How does the day work?

You will be joined by an NYT associate artist, who will run a warm-up and games, work through the chosen monologues with the group and offer creative guidance. This is a great opportunity to perform your own work or see your writing performed on a stage to a live audience in a safe and welcoming environment.

The performance will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. There will be an interval and musical act & a host - so this evening is sure to be fun! 

You must be aged 18-25 to take part.

Commonly asked questions.

Will I meet the other NYT members before the event?

On Tuesday 12th July 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm, we are holding an optional pre-meet on Zoom for all members selected to meet with each other, socialise and ask any questions they may have about the day. This is a great way to find out more about the event and make friends before you come along to the event!

Can I invite casting directors and agents to come and watch me?

You are welcome to invite whoever you like to come and watch you! However, this is an informal scratch night and lots of people will be trying out new and exciting work. For any further information, please contact Membership and Communications Coordinator, Naila Barrett on naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk

Will there be a programme?

We will be providing a cast sheet and summary of each monologue to audience members. 

Someone I want to attend, can't attend. Will it be recorded?

Monologue Night will be recorded, however this is for NYT's archives and will not be distrubuted among cast or audiences.

How can I book to come and watch?

The event will be available to purchase FREE tickets from the 1st July 2022.

I've already performed in a Monologue Night, can I apply again?

Yes, Monologue Night is open to all Members aged 18-25.

Apply here.

Deadline: 1st June 2022, 6pm.


Online Event:

Want to perform original monologues or submit your work for another to perform for a live-streamed event?

We are inviting NYT Members to perform original work, or submit original work for another member to perform on Zoom on Thursday 28th July 2022.

You must be available from 5pm-9:30pm.

This opportunity is open for those aged 14-25.

How will the day work?

You will be joined by an NYT associate artist, who will run a warm-up and games, work through the chosen monologues with the group and offer creative guidance. This is a great opportunity to perform your own work or see your writing performed to a live audience of industry, friends, family and the theatre community.

The performance will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. There will be a musical act & a host - so this online evening is sure to be fun! 

Commonly asked questions.

Will I meet the other NYT members before the event?

On Friday 22nd July 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm, we are holding an optional pre-meet on Zoom for all members selected to meet with each other, socialise and ask any questions they may have about the day. This is a great way to find out more about the event and make friends before you come along to the event!

Where will my friends and family be able to watch this?

This will be live-streamed to The National Youth Theatre YouTube Channel. A link to this page will be available from the 1st July 2022.

Will this be available after it has premiered?

Yes, because this is being live-streamed to our YouTube channel and will remain online after the event.

I've already performed in a Monologue Night, can I apply again?

Yes, Monologue Night is open to all Members!

Apply here.

Deadline: 14th June 2022.

If you have any questions, please email naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk


ROOTS | CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Roots is a new Made by Members' series, exploring mixed heritage identity curated by NYT Member and Nouveau Riche Associate Artist, Ilayda McIntosh.

Roots is series of online workshops exploring the lived experiences of the mixed-heritage community.

Through various theatre-based exercises, conversations and activities, each group will explore what it means to be of mixed heritage, how this shapes and informs who we are, as well as how we then navigate the wider world.

Open to mixed heritage individuals of all ages.

The first in-person session is open to applicants.

In-person workshop:

Date: Saturday 28th May 2022.

Location: 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW.

Time: 2pm-4pm.

Please apply here.

Online Workshop:

Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022

Location: Zoom

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Please apply here.

Contact: Naila.Barrett@nyt.org.uk with any questions.


Monologue Night

Monologue Night is a brand new Made by Members series, showcasing NYT Talent both in-person and online.

In-Person Event:

This will be a night of performance, fun and a chance to meet other members.

We are inviting NYT Members to perform original work, or submit original work for another member to perform at our Holloway Road building in North London on Friday 15th April 2022 to a live audience.

There is no restrictions to these monologues, however, please keep these pieces under three minutes. 

You must be available from 2pm - 9pm. 

How will the day work?

You will be joined by an NYT associate artist, who will run a warm-up and games, work through the chosen monologues with the group and offer creative guidance. This is a great opportunity to perform your own work or see your writing performed on a stage to a live audience of industry, friends, family and the local community.

The performance will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. There will be an interval and musical act & a host - so this evening is sure to be fun! 

Apply here.

Deadline: 8th April, 2022

Online Event:

Want to perform original monologues or submit your work for another to perform for a live-streamed event?

We are inviting NYT Members to perform original work, or submit original work for another member to perform at our Holloway Road building in North London on Thursday 21st April 2022.

You must be avaliable from 6pm-9:30pm.

How will the day work?

You will be joined by an NYT associate artist, who will run a warm-up and games, work through the chosen monologues with the group and offer creative guidance. This is a great opportunity to perform your own work or see your writing performed to a live audience of industry, friends, family and the theatre community.

The performance will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. There will be an interval, musical act & a host - so this online evening is sure to be fun! 

Apply here.

Deadline: 14th April, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk


Kinship | Made by Members

Creating a space celebrating young creative people in Scotland and the North of England.

Kinship is a project which aims to unite and celebrate cultural identities within the arts from members who consider themselves Scottish or North-English. The project will discuss topics such as cultural identity, location, and transport links with the intention to create in-person opportunity for NYT members to perform and creative ideas that are born from these discussions. NYT members and HUB subscribers aged 16-25 - come along! Kinship is curated by Daniel Langley.

Date: 3rd March 2022

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Sign up here. 


Safe Space, curated by Mollie Neal | Applications Open!

Safe Space is open to both HUB and NYT members - it is an evening of performance, community and reflection. 

In the latest of our Made by Members’ series, Safe Space has been crafted specifically for those performing to feel supported and help create a sense of community for those who have experienced a loss, grief or any life-changing event and would like to showcase this through a creative medium.

Safe Space Premieres to a live audience on Wednesday 9th March at National Youth Theatre’s, North London home.

Dates: 

Applications Open: 8th February 2022.

Applications Close: 25th February 2022.

You must be fully available for the rehearsal and showcase on Wednesday 9th March from 2pm-10pm to apply.

Want to get involed? Apply here


Mixtape, curated by Nathan Whitebrook | Applications Open!

MIXTAPE is back with MIXTAPE: Social! on Saturday 5th March at the National Youth Theatre's Creative Hub in North London, curated by Nathan Whitebrook! As part of the Made by Member's series, MIXTAPE is hosting an evening of sound and socialising, and everyone is invited! 

If you are a HUB or NYT member and would like the chance to perform at the live event, please submit your original music, songwriting, rap, or spoken word to the form below by the 25th of February 2022.

We're inviting you to submit your existing work OR to respond to the theme of loneliness and/or togetherness. 

Based outside London? Thanks to funding from the DCMS Loneliness Fund, distance is no obstacle! We will be offering travel bursaries to successful applicants, who need support with getting to the venue! If you aren't able to perform this time around, Mixtape will be going on the road soon! 

If you are selected for this project, you must be avaliable for the full day.

Date: Saturday 5th March 2022​

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm

Submission deadline: 25th February 2022.

Apply here


Offshore, Curated by Marisol Spensieri | Applications Open!

Submissions are now open for Offshore, an in-person Made by Members event celebrating migrant performers at NYT's Workshop Theatre on Friday 11th March to a live audience. Curated and hosted by NYT member Marisol Spensieri, the event will showcase young migrant talent. 

You can submit any original piece (poems, music, monologues, duologues or dance/movement) as long as live performance is at its heart. We welcome all topics and the pieces can be in English, your own language or multilingual. 

Please note this is a call-out for first generation migrants or refugees living in the UK, as this is an opportunity to showcase groups that are currently underrepresented or misrepresented in the industry. 

You will need to be available on Friday 11th March from 2pm to 6.30pm. 

The performance will take place from 5pm - 6:30pm

To apply, please submit a self-tape of yourself performing the piece/s (max. 6 minutes) and a written copy if applicable.

Opportunity open to HUB and NYT Members.

Apply here.

Offshore is looking for Backstage Members for Offshore, an in-person Made by Members event celebrating migrant performers at NYT's Workshop Theatre on Friday 11th March to a live audience. Curated and hosted by NYT member Marisol Spensieri, the event will showcase young migrant talent. 

We are looking for: 

- DJ with a taste for international music 

- Stage Manager 

- Assistant Stage Manager 

Please note you will need to be available on Friday 11th March from 2pm to 6.30pm. 

Apply here. 

*Please note, the backstage application section is in the second half of this form.

Deadline: 1st March 2022, 5pm.


CULTURE SHOCK curated by Elan Davies | Applications Open

CULTURE SHOCK: This event is a celebration for all to come together and create a space in which, they can share their voices and experiences with inspiration from their culture(s). This can be expressed through mediums such as poetry, spoken word, music, rap, monologues etc!

CULTURE SHOCK: This is a platform, carefully created for those who have felt isolated or disconnected from any aspect of your culture and now want to take ownership of everrything that makes you, YOU. 

Dates:

10th February: Applications Open

25th February: Applications Close

Culture Shock Premieres online: TBC

Apply here.

*This opportunity is open to all members and we are particulary keen to hear from members of the global majority.

*This is an online showcase.


NYT Explore Sessions 

Workshops and resources supporting home-learning during lockdown 

Careers Fair: Live Webinar on 10th February 2021, 5-6pm 

Hosted by National Youth Theatre Associate Director, Anna Niland, learn from industry professionals about career paths in the creative industries and gain insight into a range of disciplines including Stage Management, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Writing, Performing and Directing. 

Find out more 


Exploring Dennis Kelly's DNA

Led by National Youth Theatre Associate Artist and director of our 2018 production of DNA, Sean Hollands. In these workshops, explore character and themes in Dennis Kelly's DNA through key exercises and games to support your understanding and knowledge of the play. 

Workshop Episode & Resources 


Exploring Shakspeare's classic play Macbeth

Led by Olivia Dowd and Isabel Adomakoh Young - National Youth Theatre REP Company Alumni and cast members in our 2018 production of Macbeth at the Garrick Theatre. Develop your understanding of Shakespearean language, iambic pentameter and character intentions in this classic text.

Workshop Episode & Resources 


Explore your Voice and Vocal Techniques 

Have an audition coming up and want to explore vocal techniques to prepare? Or want to exapnd you toolkit for vocal exercises to use in the virtual classroom with your students? You could be preparing for rehearsals or an audition self-tape, this workshop has a range of tips and tools to prepare your voice for exploring character, emotion, resonance and clarity as a performer. Led by National Youth Theatre Associate Marcia Carr. 

Workshop Episode & Resources


Explore a National Youth Theatre Approach to Devising | Coming soon 

Whether you're devising a play with a group or creating your own work you'll discover a toolkit of exercises to generate original material. Explore the topic of stimulus and get creative with devising games and writing prompts. Led by Mumba Dodwell, NYT REP Assistant Director 2019 and Director of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations at Southwark Playhouse. 

Opportunities from outside of National Youth Theatre 

A selection of opportunties from outside of National Youth Theatre. Please note NYT is not directly involved in this activity. 


Open TV casting call - Theo Park Casting

U.S. STREAMING TV SERIES Theo Park Casting (Ted Lasso, Vanity Fair, Paddington) 

Casting East Asian Male actor aged 10-14

Prior acting experience is not required. Shooting in North America in 2021.

More information can be found here.

Deadline: Friday 4th June 2021