Storyhouse launches showcase of young performers from around the world

Storyhouse, the Chester-based theatre, cinema and library has launched a call out for performers aged 14-25 to be part of its online Young Takeover on Saturday 6 June.

Young musicians, poets, comedians, dancers, artists and actors from anywhere in the world are invited to apply to join the line-up for the day by submitting video clips, audio recordings or pictures.

The performances will be broadcast to an audience of 50,000 via Storyhouse’s digital stages on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, with a full line-up to be announced in mid-May. Anyone with access to those platforms will be able to tune in during the day.

The Young Takeover has previously taken place across the Storyhouse building, showcasing up-and-coming local performers. It is created and programmed by under 25s from Young Storyhouse, a programme which provides young people real-life industry experience in the arts and libraries, as well as supporting them in gaining new skills, building friendships and achieving qualifications.

Young Storyhouse’s Phoebe Orsmond said: “The Young Takeover is something we are all extremely excited to work on and programme. It giving us a platform to unite people regardless of where they live or what their passion is!”

Artistic Director Alex Clifton: “We already knew that Young Storyhouse were a brilliantly clever and creative bunch, but their response to the current Covid-19 restrictions has been remarkable. We are thrilled that they have decided to take it online and use it as a positive opportunity to celebrate young creatives like themselves from across the world.”

Alongside Young Takeover, Storyhouse continues to publish regular content to support its local community to connect, including Quarantine Karaoke, den-building workshops for families, dance classes and storytelling. Storyhouse has worked with many of the regular community groups who meet in the building to also move their activity online.

Young Takeover, Saturday 6 June
Expressions of Interest open until 17 May.
Get involved here.

About Young Storyhouse
Young Storyhouse is a collective of year-round programmes at Storyhouse which provide young people (aged 5-25) with a focus on creativity, providing real-life industry experience in the arts and libraries, as well as supporting them in gaining new skills, building friendships and achieving qualifications. Members of Young Storyhouse have created, produced and marketed their own film, music and theatre festivals, written, devised and performed brand new pieces of theatre, designed lighting and sound as part of the technical team, completed nationally-recognised awards, organised and led activities, chaired panel discussions, and much more.

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