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Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

Venue: Leicester Adult Education College

Practitioner: Imogen Brodie, Rob Lehmann and Georgia Dale | Young Vic

Making work with the Community

Location: Leicester Adult Education College 

Room: JBB

At the Young Vic we make original shows with members of the community. These are shows created by and about real people, whose voices are not often heard in society or on our stages.  

This workshop will be an exploration of how we make these shows, looking at what we have learnt, and examining exercises we have used to find our ways in to making this work.  

Will be particularly useful for anyone who wants to work with young people or in community settings, creating original work.

Imogen is Director of Taking Part at the Young Vic, where she works with a brilliant team, initiating and producing original work with communities and young people.  Imogen has worked on many shows with adults, including ‘See Me Now’, written with and performed by sex workers and ‘Now We Are Here’ written with LGBTQ refugees. Alongside her work at the Young Vic, Imogen is currently working with LookLeftLookRight on a new show with a group of trans people, written by Leo Skilbeck, which will be at Latitude later this year.  Before working at the Young Vic, Imogen was Director of Theatre, at the BRIT School for Performing Arts.

Rob is the Head of Participation at the Young Vic Theatre, he oversees and range of participatory and artistic opportunities for young people aged 14 - 25. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15 Acting School and The University of East London.

Georgia is Head of Learning at the Young Vic where she produces new work with and for young people and works closely with local secondary schools to ensure they have access to theatre. She has produced a number of shows for children with neurodiversity, most recently The Town That Trees Built. Over the past couple of years Georgia has been campaigning for better representation in the GCSE drama curriculum, with a syllabus which truly reflects contemporary practice. ​Georgia graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2006 with a BA in Applied Theatre. She grew up in Sheffield where she attended the Crucible Youth Theatre.