Help us stage an original theatre show, created by and for young people - exploring the issue of knife crime and gang culture and offering positive alternatives. FREE performances will be staged in Sydenham at the end of May.
How your donations will help: any small donation will enable us to bring in professional writing and performance mentors to work with the young people an help them tell their stories. Staging professional quality theatre doesn't always come cheaply, and in able for the performances to be FREE we have set a very reasonable target of £2,500. Thanks for supporting us!
Full details of the project here:
An original, innovative and groundbreaking piece of theatre will be created by young people and aimed at a young audience next May 2019. The project’s delivery will mark the 5th anniversary of the tragic, fatal stabbing of James Ross Hunter in Wells Park Road, and will take place at both TNG Youth Centre and Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre. Initially the project will invite young people, especially those who knew James and/or his contemporaries, to generate ideas for a live performance event. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, short scripts will be developed, and workshopped with professional actors. Instigated by visionary community leader Collet Hunter, working closely with local theatre producer Jonathan Kaufman, the project will culminate in a series of free performances for a young audience and their families at two venues in Sydenham. The vision of the project is to offer positive alternatives to gang culture, knife crime and antisocial behaviour, exploring the life and legacy of James Ross Hunter, telling his and others’ stories, interweaving a variety of performance styles (eg. spoken word, drama, music, dance, rap etc) to create a piece of powerful theatre that challenges expectations, through strong imagery and language, but that is ultimately life affirming and offers hope to young people for the future.