FRÂN WEN YOUNG COMPANY


Young people creating, leading and presenting.

The Young Company create ambitious, multi-disciplinary theatre that celebrates what it means to be a young person in North West Wales today.

They meet all year round to:

  • Create, produce and share theatre alongside the most dynamic professional artists.
  • Develop their unique artistry through skill-sharing workshops and masterclasses with leading theatre makers.
  • Visit innovative theatres across the UK, to experience the most relevant and bold theatre out there.
  • Play a pivotal part in Frân Wen’s decision making, programming and governance.
  • Be the voice of North West Wales through cultural exchange, development and collaboration.

INTERESTED? RECRUITING WINDOW OPEN FOR FRÂN WEN YOUNG COMPANY.

You will jump straight into developing an ambitious combination of spoken word, music and theatre with Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru and Literature Wales as well as develop your own idea and piece.

ITS DIRECTION IS CHOSEN BY YOU

You will manage the programme, how the money is spent, the design and technical elements… and you will gain access to artists, theatre makers and directors from Wales and beyond, through the medium of the Welsh language.

There will also be opportunities to attend mentoring sessions, masterclasses and workshops with leading theatre makers, and get the opportunity to visit theatres across the UK to experience the most relevant and bold theatre.

Not comfortable centre stage? We’ll be covering all aspects of theatre making, from lighting and sound to set design and script.

WHEN AND WHERE

As we’re currently working under government guidelines, we’ll initially to be holding the sessions online every fortnight, but once its safe to do so, we’ll bring you all together at Frân Wen.

A full timetable will be shared with you once you express an interest.

SUITABLE FOR ME?

Whether you have worked on a creative project in the past or not, this is an opportunity for you to create change and work with like-minded and diverse young people to discuss, create and share ideas with the world.

We’re looking for young people who have a willingness to be involved and to think creatively. Theatre needs different people with different experiences and aspirations.
People with passion and openness.

We want to ensure that this opportunity is open and accessible to everyone so there will be no membership charge. We’re looking for people who want to be a part of something new, ready to experiment and ready to commit to the sessions with the other members.

REQUIREMENTS

• Commit to becoming a member and attend the sessions for 1 year minimum
• Sessions every two weeks with more intense blocks based around productions.
• Willingness to be involved, and the ability to think creatively.

HOW TO APPLY?

Send us a paragraph, video, song or any other creative method to post@franwen.com to explain why you want to be a member of Frân Wen Young Company.

You will also need to join ONE of our Zoom taster sessions:

Taster Session #1: Wednesday, 7 October. 6pm – 7pm
Taster Session #2: Thursday, 8 October. 6pm – 7pm

MEMBERSHIP CLOSING DATE: 14 OCTOBER 2020

We’ll contact you be the 20 October to confirm membership.

We’re looking for 25 people between 13 and 17 to join for the year, and we’ll be re-recruiting again for the 2021/22 season this time next year.

Once all the expressions of interest have been received and the taster sessions have been held, Frân Wen’s creative team and a panel of young people will assemble the company, ensuring it has a blend of personalities, skills and aspirations.

DM Nia Hâf or Frân Wen on Insta Twitter or Facebook or email post@franwen.com for more info.

WHAT IS IT?

“This is a platform for connectivity and expression, the hotbed for all the work we make at Fran Wen. I am totally inspired by their passion and commitment as they utilise space and time to redefine theatre and communicate with the world. The company (and the work) is honest, complex, surprising, compassionate and colourful”
Gethin Evans, Frân Wen Artistic Director.

“It was completely different to anything else I’ve done. Everyone says there no such thing as wrong in creating, but with Frân Wen I felt this for the first time. Community is the best word to describe it, not one person’s ideas was more important than another. Team working at its best. “
Hedydd Ioan, Member Of Young Company 2017 – 2020.