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Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre Summer School 2019

  • Mon 12 – Thu 22 August 2019
  • 10 am – 5 pm

Partnering with Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Hauser & Wirth Somerset is delighted to host the hugely successful Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre Summer School again this August. This is an incredible opportunity for young people interested in drama and performing arts to work with professional directors to create an original piece of theatre. In collaboration with the team at Bristol Old Vic Theatre, this year’s course participants will be asked to devise a new play told through movement, music and theatre. They will take 'Unconscious Landscape. Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection' as their starting point. The Summer School will run on weekdays from 12 until 22 August 2019, 10 am – 5 pm daily, and culminates in a public performance on Thursday 22 August 2019, set within the grounds of Hauser & Wirth Somerset. It is available to young people aged 11 – 16 years. This is a subsidised event and tickets are £150 for the full course. We ask that all participants to be delivered to the gallery and picked up by a responsible adult, please inform us if you have given permission for your child to travel to and from the gallery on their own. Children should bring a packed lunch, snacks and drinks as necessary. For further enquiries please contact Director: Maisie Newman Maisie is a Bristol based director, choreographer, practitioner and artist. She is the Interim Young Company Director at the Bristol Old Vic and creates visually striking, innovative, devised collaborative work which drives to push boundaries in performance. Maisie has been a core creative member of several young company shows, most recently, mentor /director for Young Ferment (The Western Studio). She is co-director and founder of Fen, a member of Propolis Theatre and an associate director for Twisted Theatre. Maisie was recently the associate director and choreographer for young company production Make More Noise (Bristol Old Vic) and was also the associate artist for Gecko Theatre’s The Wedding for Bristol Old Vic. She is currently undertaking a postgraduate MFA in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art. – Watch previous final performance events at the Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre Summer School: ‘Cara (KA-ra)’ (2018) and ‘We Are Strangers’ (2017).