For one of my external placements for my MA at RCSSD (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) I was placed within the National Youth Theatre's Playing Up Course, working as a movement assistant for their final show.
I was working alongside movement director Kane Husbands on the new show directed by Matt Harrison, and written by NYT Associate Artist Mark Weinman.
The show follows Luna and her journey dealing with her current reality. The play involves gaming and virtual reality providing a rich visual language to draw on.
The course itself is one that strives for NYT's commitment to social inclusion. It "offers a second chance to young people who have fallen out of education, offering them the opportunity to gain access to further training or employment" (NYT Website).