The Young Creatives
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
TYCP is a Drama school developing creativity within young people by providing skills, opportunities and experiences, and supporting them in producing their own exciting work.
The Young Creatives started in Portsmouth in 2013. It stared life as a weekly drama group that supported ages 9-16 in creating their own work. Within a year the group grew so big a change of venue was needed. The following year we were invited to move into the New Theatre Royal and the decision was made to split the group into age range classes, allowing us to open up our support network to a wider age range.
The classes now are structured around the interests and strengths of the children and young people within them. This way the young creatives in each class are always working towards something they enjoy, which means the quality of work produced is higher.
Our relationship with the New Theatre Royal allows us to take advantage of the fantastic shows and companies that perform at the venue, and the theatre casts its child actors for its in house Christmas show from our talented pool of Young Creatives. We also have a strong relationship with the BA Film Department at Portsmouth University allowing as to work alongside degree students. This provides a vast number of opportunities for our Young Creatives to gain film acting experience, as child roles are also cast from our pool of young actors.
Our Artistic Director has been working within schools in Hampshire for 10 years, teaching drama and creating workshops to enhance the school curriculum topics. 2020 will see the opening of a training scheme allowing post graduates of TYC to learn how to create work for schools.
With the success of The Young Creatives Portsmouth the same format was brought to Havant with two classes opening in 2018. We hope to connect with the community of Havant and its cultural and arts business's so that our Havant Young Creatives can gain as many opportunities and experiences. The aims of TYC classes across the board have only strengthened since opening in 2013.
WORKING WITH NEW THEATRE ROYAL
PORTSMOUTH UNI AND HAMPSHIRE SCHOOLS
SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES
Our Young Creatives have experienced working with an international Living Statue Artist, mask company Thamos Theatre, they have performed at Brighton Fringe Festival, Portsmouth Festivities, Journeys Fest International, perform annually at the Victorian Festival of Christmas and of course on the stage of the New Theatre Royal.
Past shows produced by our students have included Alice in Wonderland, Bugsy Malone, Matilda, Romeo and Juliet, The Grunch, James and the Giant Peach, Pronoun and more
We also provided one to one acting classes which have seen a 100% success rate, supporting our students in gaining 15 Distinctions and 8 Merits in Grades 1 to 8 Acting Exams with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) over the past 3 years.
Give the opportunity to experience as many theatre & creative arts forms as possible by supporting our Young Creatives whilst they -
Learn about and develop a range of acting techniques and learn new skills
Produce work for professional shows and events
Make life long friends with similar interests
Build confidence and enrich their live
We do this by creating opportunities to -
Meet, witness and work with professionals
Produce work for, be proud of, and to take an interest in their local community
Start building their CVs and consider possible career opportunities
TYC was founded by Artistic Director Marie Amey who recently won a Pamodzi Inspirational Woman of Portsmouth Award in the Education Category.
TYC is a Not for Profit passion for Marie, the income through fees goes back into the Acting School to provide opportunities and experiences. Marie teaches TYC Portsmouth Classes.
She also works as an Actress and Director and a drama facilitator within schools.
Gail heads the running of our Havant Young Creative Classes.
Portia joined The Young Creatives Portsmouth as a student in 2014 and began volunteering her time for The Young Creatives whilst completing her Duke of Edinburgh. Once she turned 16, after 6 months of volunteering Portia was offer a job as an Assistant Drama Teacher and is proving to be a great asset to the classes.
Sonja assists the Budding Actors class in Portsmouth, she also Stage Manages our larger scale theatre shows. Her organisational skills, mixed with her humour, keep us all in check and smiling!
Ana has been our videographer and photographer for almost as long as we have been running. She has a keen eye for photography and we are very lucky to have all our show documented by her in such a beautiful way.
Andrew Palmer and Oliver Sadler
Andrew and Oliver are both Young Creatives themselves, attending the Company Actors classes. Both students are extremely helpful and volunteer their time on a Thursday evening to assist the teacher of the Seedling Actors class in Havant.
The Social Media
Portia Welch and TYC Students
Instagram - Twitter - Facebook
Our social media are all run by our students headed by Portia Welch. Who better to keep our followers informed of what we do!