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Saturday 22nd March

All events are FREE just show up to watch and each showing will be filled on a first come first served basis. Come and get a taste of what goes on at Bristol Old Vic Young Company.

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2.30pm- 3.30: REVOLUTION ACTS
(Performers please arrive at 1.00pm, audience 2.30pm)
    Applied Theater Action Institute's very first International Youth Project! The work we are sharing is the culmination of a project connecting two youth groups, Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Youth UpRising in Oakland, California. Through spoken word and theatre, both groups have been exploring socials topics that affect and connect them.

This piece, written and performed by the Young Company, is not only a creative expression of questions and ideas but will also include a solution-finding, post-show discussion where you- the audience, can help implement lasting positive social change. We are exploring sex, violence and the media's effect on young people.

4.30pm- 5.00pm: THE BELLYBUTTON OF THE WORLD
A dystopian fairytale about love, loss, friendship and loneliness told by an ensemble of Cotham students, directed by Made in Bristol graduate, Stephanie Kempson. Come see this group of talented young performers use physical theatre, music and poetry to tell this beautiful and sad story.

5.30pm- 6.45pm: YOUNG COMPANY SCRATCH WORK
(Performers refer to your group letter for your time of arrival, audience 5.30pm)
Various groups from the Young Company, aged 11-25 years old, will be presenting some work they have created in their sessions. A chance to see what goes on behind the scenes during Young Company sessions.

7.00pm- 9.00pm:  OPEN PERFORMANCE SLOTS
(Performers please arrive at 6.45pm, audience 7pm)
Home of the brave, our Young Company members take to the stage to show work they have been making independently. This will include music, comedy, poetry and new writing.