I wrote and directed Selfies for the young people of the Regent Theatre Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, which is part of the Ambassador Theatre Group.
The piece was devised over ten weeks of working together, with one central question posed – what would you do if your phone was taken away from you?
I trained the group in chorus work, physical theatre and ensemble movement and the piece was performed at a theatre festival in Stoke across a number of days.
The piece explored how young people feel they are perceived by the adults around them – from parents to teachers, from youth workers and people lurking harmfully online. The result was a seriously fun celebration of being young today – turns out the the adults don’t have all the answers!
As you can see from the quotes below, the group had a brilliant time being involved in the project!