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How Innov8 Youth Theatre Started

How Innov8 Youth Theatre Started

Innov8 Youth Theatre began because of my genuine love of Drama and a desire to produce interesting, original material for performance. Having been part of the Central Television Workshop as a child and being lucky enough to have had experience of working in television, theatre and in Theatre in Education; I have never forgotton the enjoyment of those regular workshops with other group members. There we learnt not just how to act but also how to be dedicated, unprecious! and to behave professionally. We were extremely grateful for the experience and those years will never be forgotton. This is why I wanted to offer a similar experience to young local people...A place where young people can meet, express themselves through the arts and learn about themselves and the world around them.

The Hodge Hill area lacks a dedicated Theatre and compared to other areas of Birmingham and surrounding areas, Arts provision is poor. I wanted to celebrate the talent, ideas and creativity of young local people by offering them a chance to be part of a grassroots organisation that they can call their own. Money, background or culture should not be a barrier for young people who want to take part in the Arts and we are a group dedicated to young people who love Drama.

Melanie Clarke

 

 

 

 

            

            Melanie Clarke