Together with Young and Talented we are working on engaging a diverse range of young people and involving them in the highest quality theatre arts experiences over thenext three terms.
The B_Rock project will see young people explore their own interpretation of the novel Brighton Rock, Pilot's next touring production. They will create through devising and test their ideas at an informal scratch performance in December. Pilot will be included in this sharing and support to digitally connect the groups.
We will share key scenes and extracts from Brighton Rock to introduce young people to the themes, characters and plot pertinent to their adaptation of the novel. The sessions aim to encourage young people to feed into the developing production; seeing Pilot gaining from the experience of working with Young and Talented and Young and Talented's students gaining from their opinions being valued for the development of a professional piece of theatre.
Pilot Theatre are working with 17 year olds to tell the story of what it is like to turn 18 in 2018.
This is a video diary project that will enable participants to make a short film, supported over the year by industry professionals.
The shorts made during the project will form the basis for a feature film called Eighteen which will be shared at Film Festivals from autumn 2018 (including at Aesthetica, a prestigious festival based in York).
We are working with teenagers here in Yorkshire but we'll also be working with teenagers internationally as online participants.
Eighteen 17-year-olds, based within easy travelling distance of York, will be the very first to participate in the project. We asked to hear from anyone who was born in the year 2000 that was interested in getting involved and we recieved many great responses.
They'll be using this incredible opportunity to develop film-making, storytelling and presenting/performing skills whilst being mentored by professionals. It’s a chance to make a film but to also make many new friends.
The York group will be part of the life of a professional theatre company for a year, and there may also be opportunities to travel to Forli in Italy and/or Marseille in France during this time as part of the PLATFORM shift+ project.
For those that are turning 18 next year but would not be able to travel to York, they will work on the same tasks as our York group, sending in their work remotely.
Wherever they are in the world, they can take part in this unique project from January 2018 by connecting with us and following a series of online guidelines which will be available from December 2017. These guidelines will be co-devised with groups working on the project in York, Forli (Italy) and other partners that are to be confirmed.
We want to get the biggest picture possible of what it's like to turn 18 in 2018.