VAULT Creative Arts announces the VAULT Young Company! A brand new initiative which aims to create a year round ensemble of theatre artists of the future. Designed for 18-25 year olds from backgrounds that make it challenging to break into the industry, VAULT Young Company will bring together young theatre makers to create vibrant work inspired by big ideas.
Having previously offered support for new directors, new writers and new critics, VAULT Creative Arts have developed the VAULT Young Company specifically for new and young theatre makers and performers, providing a roadmap for those starting out in their career.
VAULT Young Company will nurture individual voices within the company, and provide a platform for experimentation and innovation in performance. Working with industry professionals, the year-long programme will culminate in a production to be performed at VAULT Festival.
The VAULT Young Company programme will consist of 3 terms (Summer, Autumn & Winter) of weekly 3 hour sessions (30 sessions in total) ahead of VAULT Festival 2023. During these sessions, company members will be mentored and supported to devise a full length production. The company will perform this production in February at VAULT Festival 2023.
Weekly course sessions will include:
• Mentorship and support
• Group ‘trips’ to see and discuss professionally produced theatre
• Guest mentors (3 or 4 over the 2 terms) offering participants insights into different performing and devising methods
• Organised opportunities for socialising
• An opportunity to devise and perform a completely new production that will be performed at VAULT Festival 2023
The VAULT Young Company programme will cost £300 for successful applicants (£100 per term, due one week before each term start date.) Three bursary places are available, which will reduce the cost to £100.
To find out how to apply to be part of VAULT Young Company, applicants should head over to our dedicated webpage. The deadline for applications is 6pm, Monday 2nd May 2022.