Wonder Fools: Youth Board

Closing date: Mon 11 Dec 2023: 11pm

An opportunity for young people ages 16 – 25 to join the Wonder Fools Youth Board.

Are you aged between 16-25, have a passion for theatre, and are based in Scotland? Wonder Fools would love to hear from you!

Positive Stories for Negative Times is an international participatory project by Wonder Fools (with plays co-commissioned by Traverse Theatre). They are now looking for young people based in Scotland who love making theatre to get involved and join the second cohort of our Youth Board, who truly are the driving force behind the project.

Positive Stories has engaged over 8747 young people from 652 groups in 17 different countries. In its first three seasons, the project commissioned 16 new plays by some of the UK’s most exciting writers, including Tim Crouch, Robert Softely Gayle, Bryony Kimmings, Hannah Lavery, Sabrina Mahfouz, Douglas Maxwell, Stef Smith, Chris Thorpe and Bea Webster.

The Youth Board will be made up of young people across Scotland who would like to change the way theatre is commissioned for young people, make an impact on the way the project is run, and contribute to our future work and programmes.

Members of the Youth Board will:

– Participate in a series of regular online workshops from January 2024 – August 2025 to develop their skills in dramaturgy, theatre-making, play reading, producing and working with playwrights.
– Collaborate with the commissioned playwrights to read, dramaturg and workshop their work.
– Stage an ambitious production of their chosen play.
– Contribute to the programming of the following year and how Wonder Fools is run in the future.

Applications will open on 21 November 2023, with the deadline for applications on the 11 December 2023. They welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are seeking a Youth Board that is representative of the wide range of young people taking part in the project.

How to Apply
Applications are via a short online application form on their website. Successful first-stage applications will be followed by a workshop on the w/c 18 December 2023.

If you find it more accessible, you are more than welcome to record your answers in a short video of no more than five minutes and send them to contact@wonderfools.org

If you have any questions about the Youth Board or the application process please don’t hesitate to email contact@wonderfools.org and one of the team will get back to you.

For further information, please contact contact@wonderfools.org or visit https://www.wonderfools.org/wfyouthboardcallout

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Closing date: Mon 11 Dec 2023: 11pm