Since the last time I blogged after our first ever youth theatre session, we have grown! We have been lucky enough to have several new young people join us and I have been delighted to see how well members are making friends and working together. We have done 4 sessions now – all of them working both indoors and outdoors. We have been working on drama skills, character building, vocal performance, improvisation and … drum roll… how to use knives, saws, loppers and axes with Henk!!!! There’s never a dull moment at Growtheatre!
On a more serious note: at Growtheatre we work hard create an ethos based on the 3 Cs, that is Creativity, Consideration and Confidence. We have talked about what that might and I have heard some thoughtful and, dare I say it, creative things like: “try and do old things in new ways”, “give everyone the space they need to do the best they can”, “encourage people”, “have a go”, “think differently” and “tell people they are doing well”. Up until yesterday’s session (week 4), it has all felt like theory and then yesterday… the transformation happened and the 3 Cs were being actively practiced all evening! The difference was tangible, the group felt more thoughtful, generous, considerate and more daring! An amazing session with lots of risk taking and lots of support – well done guys!
Here are some photos of us working both indoors and out.