YOUTH THEATRE

The Youth theatre seeks to enable teenagers to experience drama from all possibles aspects, working in depth on the text, body, voice and gesture in a theatrical milieu.

The Youth theatre cycle is divided into four different levels, and each level works on different theatrical aspects so that at the end of the cycle the pupils have been able to acquire as much experience as possible.


ENROLMENT


The enrolment period for the Youth theatre is between June and September, and the pupils will be accepted in strict order of enrolment.


LEVEL I



Age: 13 and 14 years old
Timetable:
Mondays and Wednesdays 7.15 – 9.15pm
Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 5.30pm, plus one Saturday a month

LEVEL II



Age: 14 and 15 years old
Timetable:

Mondays and Wednesdays 7.15 – 9.15pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.15 – 9.15pm
Wednesdays and Fridays 4 – 5.30pm, plus one Saturday a month



LEVEL III



Age: 16 and 17 years old
Timetable:
Mondays and Wednesdays 7.15 – 9.15pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.15 – 9.15pm

LEVEL IV


Level IV of the Youth theatre is for all those youngsters who have come to the end of the youth theatre cycle but do not wish to do the Certificate of Higher Education, nor do they wish to do the drama classes and workshops for adults

Level IV follows the theatre trail as far as organization is concerned. It takes place over two terms in which a workshop to be performed in front of an audience is worked on in an intensive way. However, it is different from the first three levels in the sense that in this case the workshops depend on the teacher’s criterion, after taking into consideration the group’s needs, as to which workshop is most appropriate for the level the pupils are at.

In some way, the way Level IV works is more similar to that of the drama classes and workshops for adults. Therefore, the pupils are treated as such, with the understanding that the absolute responsibitlity for their involvement and their commitment totally depends on them and the same demands are made of them as of those attending the drama classes and workshops for adults. For this reason, the acting workshops on offer for this level are included in what is on offer to adults.

GROUPS

Age: 18 – 25 years old
Timetable:
Fridays 7 – 10pm


WE ARE YOUNG


Since the 2015-2016 school year, the Drama School has offered a complementary training course to those in the Youth theatre. Via the Som Joves group the Drama School wishes to give pupils the opportunity to acquire more knowledge about resources they will need as future actors and actresses.


The course has been designed to offer a whole series of tecniques which will help the participants work in a deeper and more specific way on some fundamental aspects for actors. The first course on offer focusses on two of the basic concepts – voice and body.

Body:

  • Getting to know your own body
  • Being able to adapt your body to the needs of dance
  • Breathing for dance and moviment
  • Getting to know the different ways of using the space
  • Recognising the different qualities of movement

Voice:

  • Getting to know your own voice
  • Being able to project your voice
  • Good breathing control
  • Improving diction
  • Recognising your own body tension, so as to be able to improve breathing and liberate your voice

Body:

  • Discovering your own body and movement
  • Work on breathing and movement
  • Work on rhythm
  • Movement qualities
  • Spatial awareness when moving

Voice:

  • Getting to know your own voice
  • Work on breathing – effective breathing to produce sound (transverse abdominis muscle and expansion of ribcage)
  • Work on articulation
  • Rhythm and tone
  • Spatial awareness when using your voice

MAX PROJECT


For years the Drama School has been involved in the Max Project run by the Policies for People’s Rights Department within the Lleida City Council. Part of this project is the staging of two plays in which pupils at the Drama School participate.

The plays are Max and Maxi, and Max in Love, which touch on topics that could be a source of conflict among the young people of the city.

For the pupils at the Drama School it is an opportunity to have an experience doing professional theatre by performing these plays in front of audiences of their own age.

MAX AND MAXI


  • max i maxi

It is a show for youngsters of 14 to 15 years of age which poses situations and key aspects in teenage life such as family relationships, free-time activities, relationships with friends, decision-taking, resistance to peer pressure, or prevention of drug-dependancy.

MAX IN LOVE


  • max in love

It is a play for youngsters of 16 years of age and their teachers and it aims to address the diferent variables that interact in sexuality and affection i.e physiological, cultural and educational aspects like sex equality and personal values considered when taking a decision.


TEACHING STAFF