This is Naomi Gardener speaking! It's with great pleasure that I can announce that earlier this year I auditioned for the National Youth Theatre and BEHOLD, yes, I have been offered a place on the Epic Stages Course this Summer in Sidcup!
What is the National Youth Theatre you ask?!
A world leading youth arts organisation dedicated to developing the talent and creativity of exceptional young performers and technicians aged 14-25. Performers are given a platform to showcase their talent within professional standard productions on leading stages in the West End and internationally. The NYT has seen the likes of celebrities such as Dame Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Matt Lucas, Colin Firth and many more- and hopefully one day myself!
What this means for me?
This is an exciting opportunity for me to be a part of something great and work alongside many other young talented individuals, industry experts and leaders. This is a chance for growth, networking, industry expert advice and chance to perform in productions on west end stages-the prospects are truly endless!
How you can help...
In order to become a become an fully fledged NYT company member I need your help to get there!
The aim is to raise £1189 by the 1st of July- A big task but one I believe we can make happen!
The fee is broken down as following:
* £989 for the Epic Stages Course
* £211 for a months travel expenses to Sidcup- (I have made the decision to commute from London rather than reside in the accomodation which is an extra £950!)
This is an exciting time for me in my journey as a performer. I have worked hard and have been granted so many opportunities that have got me here to this moment...
* Studying and finishing 1st class in Dance & Drama at Edge Hill
* Performing with One Hour Theatre Company
* Winning Creative Arts Scholarship
* Involvement with 3rd Edge dance Company and many other dance projects
* Winning EHU Talent Singing Contest and so much more
More than 5,000 applicants auditioned this year to become a part of National Youth Theatre. And Im so thankful to gain a place. Thank you so much for listening and supporting and I am looking forward to attending Epic Stages 2017.
NYT Clips/ Showreel
Some clips used within this video belong to NYT. I do not own this footage. Clips from the NYT Showreel 2014 are used for demonstrative purposes only to showcase examples of work produced and similar work I will be doing.
2112 HD trailer
Footage containg myself
Produced by Frank Blum and Ola Lewin
Credit to Bensound-memories
3rd Edge Company- Piece: Lost in thought- Edge Hill
Manchester Dance- Kapow Dance- Warp festival- Whitworth Gallery