Throughout September and October Somerset Youth Theatre were on a secret mission – working with a small group of NEET young people on SYT’s first lighting, sound and tech project titled ‘LX:1’. Through a series of open access tech workshops with Bright* Productions & SYT, these young people, who had no experience of Theatre Production became an incredible production team for Scary Cellar Tours at Sopha in Highbridge.
The brilliant young people learnt skills in designing lighting, sound and set and they have gained an Arts Award to celebrate their discoveries and explorations.
Watch the Scary Cellar Tours – highlights video here.
Watching this group of young people, working in tandem with Highbridge Youth Theatre Company has been humbling and inspiring. Great things really can happen when you put young people in the driving seat! The young people involved have all expressed an increase in confidence and well-being through the project.
SYT gave a massive thank you to Matt, Emily and the team at Sopha who helped to bring the project to life commenting that “You’ve shown what can happen when community partners work together to give young people opportunities to thrive through Theatre and the Arts.”
Somerset Youth Theatre also gave a huge thanks to Seed Sedgemoor, Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council, Bright* Productions, Bravo events, Rev Martin and the team at St John’s Church Highbridge, and Dave at Ledger Solutions.
This is the first of their ‘LX’ projects and from January they will move into LX:2, with more workshops for young people to learn skills in performance, tech, production and the behind-the-scenes stuff. If you or someone you know works with young people who might like to be involved or for more info, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org