THE COURT YOUTH COMPANY
The Court Youth Company is a training and Performance Company for young actors aged 17-21. It provides an opportunity to develop potential and nurture performance skills through practical experience.
Members of Youth Company are encouraged to develop a professional practice in order to enhance personal growth and build required performance skills in:
- Script/text analysis
The programme for Youth Company will drive towards the practical application of these skills by working towards two public performances:
- Classical text: a show based on working text and conducting research from a classical script.
- Devising project: working with a theatre practitioner to devise original work.
BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PRACTITIONERS
As well as guiding the members through the craft of acting and theatre making, The Youth Company is interested in building the next generation of creative practitioners, from all cultural and social backgrounds, through nurturing skills in:
- Working in collaboration
- Strong communication
- Active listening and giving and receiving feedback
HIGH-QUALITY THEATRE MAKING
The Court Youth Company offers an opportunity for young actors to train and be exposed to high-quality theatre making, and to develop a distinguished theatrical vocabulary and focus. It provides a platform for developing new work by a young practicing community, and has the potential to assist members in going on to work and train in other reputable New Zealand institutes.
Schedule and Fees
The Court Youth Company meets, during term time, on Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 1pm-4pm at The Court Theatre. During the lead up to performances and when opportunities are available The Court Youth Company may schedule additional sessions.
Members pay termly fees of $250 per term (however they commit to the full year). There are financial scholarships available.
Court Youth Company 2018
Holly Fraser Devenny
Meg Wikitoria Fulton
Ocean Pearl Jones
Vernon God Little
Things go from bad to worse for Vernon after his best friend murders sixteen of his classmates before turning the gun on himself. With nobody left to blame, Vernon becomes the town’s scapegoat and his pain spirals out of control with the arrival of television reporter Eulalio “Lally” Ledesma.
First nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play during its Young Vic première in 2007, Vernon God Little is both a dark and comic take on the commercialisation of horrific events, while simultaneously highlighting the importance of looking out for other people. This gripping and twisted tale of love, betrayal and unlikely friendships proves that desperate times can throw up the most unlikely of heroes.
Children of the Night
An immersive adaptation of Dracula
Lucy walks the halls at night, dreaming of a tall, pale man. When she wakes she has no memory of him.
She isn’t alone.
Jonathan’s hands shake as he writes his diary, struggling to note down things that can’t be real. Mina’s neck won’t stop bleeding, while Abraham recites the rosary and sharpens stakes made of yew. He alone knows the extent of what they face. Chained to a wall in the asylum, Renfield screams for blood, gnawing at his worn-down fingertips.
They all know what is coming. They all know where they must go. They all know what they must do to stop it. And you must go with them.
The Court Youth Company devise, develop and deliver a smorgasbord of bite-sized theatrical treats in this showcase performance.
Aristophanes’ raunchy satire; the perfect work for The Court Youth Company to tackle in a new site-specific performance.
The Crucible 
Something dark lurks in the small town of Salem. When a group of young women are caught dancing in the woods, accusations of witchcraft, paranoia and persecution spiral out of control in this iconic drama.