NAYT Raising The Game 2015

Raising The Game, an NAYT (National Association of Youth Theatres) event packed with workshops and opportunities for youth theatre groups to join and learn more.

NAYT Raising The Game 2015

Held at the Derby theatre, the weekend was filled with a variety of amazing workshops, such as working with large casts, socially conscious play-writing and mask and physical theatre led by incredible practitioners. We were there primarily to engage with the attendees during breaks and lunch about how they can embed Arts Award delivery in to their work. But ofcourse we joined in too.

I really enjoyed it and tried to join into as many things as I could. I particularly enjoyed the working with large casts workshop. I feel it helped me think about different ways to devise stories and characters with minimal changes and by adding simple gestures.

As a young person with a different creative background it was refreshing to learn different techniques which I can apply to my photography and filming. It was also a good opportunity for me to meet and network with other practitioners from different art forms, so overall it was a well worthwhile event to attend.

These are photos from the workshops I attended over the weekend.

It was a lot of fun taking part in some of the workshops. It was nice meeting new people and exploring new ways to make theatre more fun and engaging for young people.


Idriss Assoumanou

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Idriss is a Film Maker and photographer based in Birmingham. He has directed and produced many films over the years and has mentored a lot of people on their first journey into film making. He likes to write articles based on art and creativity, like his industry 'how to…' guides, where he explains and shares his experiences in film making and other areas. He also films and edits professional showreel scenes for actors to add to their portofio.

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