February has been a flurry of activity at CYT! Our workshops began at Gorman Arts Centre and in our Primary schools, we auditioned for Filtered and for the Company Ensemble, and all of our tutors participated in our annual CYT Tutor Professional Development. Such bustle after a quiet January, with everyone feeling fresh and energised for the year ahead.
I love the first week of workshops each year, catching up with our loyal CYTers, seeing how much they’ve grown and meeting so many new young artists. 2018 has seen around 40% new enrolments which is super exciting and means our community is growing even bigger. I’d like to welcome our new tutors – Aram Geleris and Taylor Bray, they are both theatre-makers themselves and we can’t wait to see what their young teams will create this semester.
Our 7 – 12 year olds have been cast for Filtered and our rehearsals begin next week! Our 17 young performers will be working with myself, my co-director Anna Johnstone and our specialist artist Pablo Latona, to devise a magical piece of theatre. There will be only two performances, so get in quick to book tickets.
March will see us in intensive rehearsals for Filtered as well as our first creative development for the Company Ensemble work Fading, with our playwright Laura Lethlean.
The CYT office will be brimming with creative energy, fuelled by hot cross buns as we head towards the Easter break.
Enjoy the last days of warmth!