Young Theatre Makers 2018: Showcase & Discussion

CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH DRAMA

Young Theatre Makers is a bilingual learning scheme that uses playscripts as a framework for discussion and critical thinking. Intended for young people in schools and youth centres, Young Theatre Makers focuses on the process of analysing and understanding a play and creating a work-in-progress staging in the theatre.
We believe that theatre mirrors life. The themes of these four plays resonate with the young participants, bringing up interesting debate and dialogue about themselves and the world around us. By combining performance and discussion, we hope to uncover just how much the arts can help us understand life.

Major timeline
– Oct 2017 – Jun 2018
Drama workshops in schools and youth centres

– 14 & 15 Jul 2018
Showcase & Discussion at Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

This year, young actors from ten schools / youth centres will be performing separately an excerpt from one of the plays for young people written by a Swedish or UK playwright. After each show, there will be a discussion session.

14 / 7 / 2018 (Sat) 2:30pm
Liam’s Story (Playwright: Sara Clifford; Translator: To Nga Ki)
Cantonese performance & discussion
– A story about disability, support and friendship. Two boys meet at a school for the disabled. They create a friendship that changes both of their lives… but will it last?

The Crown (Playwright: Nick Wood; Translator: Lam Wing Yin)
Bilingual performance & discussion
– An adventure story about friendship, growing up, taking responsibility and learning from the past.

15 / 7 / 2018 (Sun) 2:30pm
Bye Bye Baby (Playwright: Åsa Lindholm; Translator: Edward Buffalo Bromberg & Leung Tsz Kwan)
Bilingual performance & discussion
– A story about a group of young people, living in the era of social media, who in different ways are struggling with life online.

Hyenas (Playwright: Anders Duus; Translator: Edward Buffalo Bromberg & Mak Ying Fung)
English performance with bilingual discussion
– A story about a group of teenagers who are desperate to change their status and find their place in the world. It is about friendship, bullying and the fight for popularity.

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
$100

Tickets at URBTIX from 4 Jun 2018

For ages 10+
Strong language may be used and is part of the script for discussion
Approx 180 mins

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50% discount for full-time students, the disabled and minders, senior citizens aged 60 or above and CSSA recipients.
5% discount for every purchase of 10 or more full-price tickets.
All the above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offer.

All programme contents listed here do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The presenter reserves the right to change or cancel any programme should unavoidable circumstances occur.


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