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Young Citizens

A dynamic youth theatre programme - Young Citizens will work with professional performers to produce their own original work.

1st August 2009 - 31st March 2010

The Young Citizens were recruited through schools, youth clubs and Connexions, and selected according to their commitment and dedication rather than on performance ability.

They’re working towards two professional performances each year, the first of which will be staged at Leicester’s historic Guildhall. Young Citizens will get the chance to influence all aspects of the performance, including stage management, design and direction.

Each participant will get the chance to have their work accredited through the Arts Award and will also return to Citizen 598 as project leaders on future programmes.

  • Evaluation of the project will be ongoing, by both leaders and participants. The project will use ‘NING’ open-source software to create a bespoke online community of Young Citizens, allowing participants to blog and share their experiences as well as maintain an e-portfolio of their work.