18 March 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Youth Company present
D.N.A by Dennis Kelly (C4 Utopia)
Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March, 7.30pm
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ
Tickets: FREE (Donations welcome)
Box Office: 08454747907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Company is a drama group with a difference – A unique local creative experience for 13-18 year olds that is about making performances not making money.
On Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March ‘The Youth Company’ will be performing D.N.A by the successful theatre and screenwriter Dennis Kelly, who wrote the recently popular and challenging channel 4 series ‘Utopia’. The play follows a clique of teenage misfits who are all caught up in dealing with the consequences of a practical joke that’s gone very wrong. The group are united in their experience, divided in how it affects them, trapped in a situation of their own making there is no going back.
This hard-hitting play raises questions about young people and the world we live in ‘The Youth Company’ production combines naturalistic performance with multi-media projection and a slight sense of the surreal.
This could be your last chance to see this exceptional play before all public performance rights are removed from summer 2013. The play contains adult themes and language.
Ticket booking required: For more information and booking contact Tip of the Iceberg Theatre Company on 08454747907 or email email@example.com
For further information, images or to arrange interviews contact: Rhian Desborough, Marketing Manager.
t: 01727 850950 / e: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES FOR EDITOR
The Youth Company meet on a Monday night from 6.30-9pm and the termly sessions are for any young people who are interested in the arts, the group is run by professional theatre directors and guest leaders who work within the theatre, film and TV industry. Director Lisa Schulberg said, “The group is open to all abilities and it’s amazing to offer something different. We have a range of skills and talent within The Youth Company, from young people interested in set and costume design and stage management to those that perform professionally, from budding film makers to those that get involved to promote, design and advertise.”
The Youth Company is run like a professional arts organisation; the members take part in the selection of the shows, the planning of the production and rehearsals and then the advertising designs, as well as delivering the production itself. As the only young people’s theatre group in partnership at the Trestle Arts Base the group get to perform and rehearse in a professional theatre setting with the full support of the venue and company.
Each year the group performs 3 times, with their full-scale show, taking place in the spring. The aim of both companies is to offer affordable training that is accessible to all. The group is not there to make a profit and the two and a half hour sessions are less than £15 with the tickets for the shows being free as we encourage audiences to also share in the experience, however donations to the group are always welcome.
About Trestle Theatre Company
Trestle has been making and touring inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. The company has developed a distinctive style of theatre, initially using masks, puppets and music, and more recently incorporating text and internationally influenced movement styles. Trestle is an internationally renowned provider of participation projects and training and operates from Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
In 2013 Trestle is touring The Snow Queen around the UK, supported by Arts Council England, having taken the production to India in 2012 in partnership with the British Council.
About Trestle Arts Base
Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is home to Trestle, the first UK touring company to establish its own Lottery funded building. The venue offers performances, exhibitions, mask making, arts participation, youth theatre and hires for community and business meetings and events.