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For, With, By - 2021

There is now limited availability for the For/With/By Symposium, part of the For/With/By Festival of European Youth Theatre, so please book now if you would like to attend!

When: Wednesday, 28 July 10.00 – 15.30

Where: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2EP

What: A one-day symposium for youth theatre directors, teachers and theatre educators

Cost: £30 including lunch

Book your tickets online at


10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and introductions

10.10 – 11.40 Practical workshop led by Krista Vuori, who was Co-Director, alongside Scott Graham, on Into The Light in 2019, and has movement directed many other works with Frantic and beyond. Krista is originally from Finland and works as a Movement Director, Director and Performer in theatre, dance and circus.

An energetic workshop exploring the principles of Frantic’s method of devising and introducing ways of working physically. The 90-minute workshop will begin with a thorough and energetic warm up, followed by skills exercises, ensemble work and an exploration of creative tasks. Bring a bottle of water and wear loose and comfortable clothing and trainers The company advise NO jeans, NO jewellery and NO short skirts

11.40 – 12.00 Tea and coffee

12.00 – 13.00 Open Space facilitated by Gemma Woffinden, Youth Theatre Director, Leeds Playhouse

13.00- 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Theatre and Young People panel discussion and Q and A chaired by Zoe Arnison and Josh Ward of the For/With/By Young Consortium.

Madeleine Kludje Associate Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre (in person) - Focus on creating new work for and with young audiences

mezze eade freelance creative practitioner who works for the Old Vic - Focus on broader representation in drama and theatre (online)

David Peralto Artistic Director, La Joven Compania, Madrid - Focus on a European perspective (online)

Scott Graham Artistic Director, Frantic Assembly - Focus on physical theatre for and with young people (online)

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