being a young theatre maker…

‘no strings attached’ is a grant scheme which helps help young people to make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people between the ages of 18 and 25 from across the south east region. The grant cannot be linked to academic work, used for equipment or to pay themselves.

We awarded Lauren Prentice £500 to make a Theatre-in-Education piece on the topical issue of cyber bullying for children aged 11-14. Lauren will be using the grant for the research and development of the piece particularly working with specialists in child and adult psychology, and other professionals who have expertise with the issues that Lauren will be interrogating. Lauren graduated from East 15 Acting School and she now runs a successful theatre company called Sense Theatre, which specialises in running after-school drama sessions. Since starting the company two years ago, Sense Theatre currently runs classes at 30 primary schools across Surrey.

Lauren will be writing a series of blogs for Younger Theatre along the way – you can read the first two here.

Keep checking back for more updates on what the ‘no strings attached’ grant recipients have been up to.

You can find more information on ‘no strings attached’ here.

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