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We are currently working with 40 young people in partnership with Arsenal In the Community for Play On, an exciting playwriting project inspired by the themes of Boy.
Led by Almeida Participation, the project will reach young people, involved in Arsenal in the Community's programmes, who haven't previously been involved in theatre, encouraging them to create and share their stories and experiences.
Boy playwright Leo Butler has been joined by Steven Camden (Polarbear), Charlotte Josephine and Somalia Seaton to work with the four groups of 10 young people to develop new plays and monologues which will be performed on the Almeida stage by professional actors before the performance of Boy on Monday 2 May and Tuesday 3 May.
The young people involved in this project will also get the chance to be part of the making of a short film. Some of the short plays will be captured as well as the young people's thoughts on the world they live in, creating an engaging film which will represent the work by the young writers and be a legacy piece for the project.
Arsène Wenger, Arsenal Manager, said: "Football can be a little bit the same as the theatre, because it has the power to bring happiness to young people and make them dream of what is possible. We are proud to be involved in this special project, and to be a positive force in our local community too."
Play On is supported by The Arsenal Foundation.
Play On Performances
Sunday 1 May 6pm (Open Dress for friends & family of the participants)
Mon 2 & Tue 3 May 6pm
Almeida Theatre auditorium
Thu 5 May 6pm
In partnership with OpenWorks, this panel discussion led by young people will explore their views on the world they live in and debate relevant issues with an audience of their peers.
Book in advance online or by calling 020 7359 4404.
For the Almeida: Our Town.
Theatre includes: Lord of the Flies (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Liberian Girl (Royal Court Theatre)
Television includes: Cuffs, Code of a Killer, The Damnation of Darwin.
Film includes: Colour; Attack the Block.
Michael attended the BRIT School.