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.
Youth Company 2022
- Audition for the 2023 Youth Company
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 $270 per term (however they commit to the full year). There are financial scholarships available.
In this darkly comedic drama by Tom Fowler, a small town is pushed to its limits due to the ever-increasing divide between the rich and poor.
As the working class prepare to fight back for the sake of their community, their questionable actions risk landing them in a worse position than where they started. Will all this be worth it? Or will it just fall on deaf ears?
The Unauthorised Biography of...
Aotearoa’s history books are packed full of unsung heroes and hidden tales that our Court Youth Company are exploring in this brand-new, devised production.
Creating theatre based around their favourite Kiwi figures, our 21 young creatives will perform the completely unauthorised and completely compelling history of...
In 1981, Foreskin’s Lament exploded into the New Zealand theatre scene with its brutally honest portrayal of sport, politics and what it means to be a Kiwi man.
Fourty years later, The Court Youth Company ask what’s changed – and what the girls think in this radical adaptation from award-winning playwright Eleanor Bishop.
Jekyll and Hyde
Swapping between Victorian-era England and modern-day Soho, this bold adaptation reimagines Jekyll & Hyde for the modern age, putting a feminist spin on a sci-fi classic.
The Quarantine Diaries
What did you do in lockdown? The Court Youth Company made a show! Don't miss this immersive performance that travels throughout The Shed.
Combining the research of neuroscientists and our performers’ own stories, Brainstorm explores the chaotic brain chemistry operating inside the adolescent mind.
Boudica is a spectacle of monumental proportions, telling an ancient story of revenge and power in a relevant, invigorating and hair-raising fashion.
Children of the Night
An immersive adaptation of Dracula.
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.
Vernon God Little
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.
A delightfully diverse goodie-bag of bold new works served up by talented emerging performers.
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.
The Court Youth Company devise, develop and deliver a smorgasbord of bite-sized theatrical treats in this showcase performance.