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Spectrum Youth Theatre
A creative club for 11-18 year olds with high functioning autism
Spring term: 13 January – 17 March
Summer term: 28 April – 7 July
What is Spectrum Youth Theatre?
Spectrum Youth Theatre (SYT) is a puppet youth theatre for young people with Aspergers or high functioning autism. It began in May 2014, as a pilot project, with support from Turtle Key Arts, and has gone from strength to strength. They first performed on the stage at Little Angel Theatre in July 2014. It was a show called Maui’s Island and was directed by Joanne Skapinker and Scott Durkin.
Between September 2015 and April 2017 the youth theatre worked with professional theatre company Smoking Apples, In March 2016 they presented a group devised piece entitled The Creature, which was performed, to much acclaim, at Little Angel Theatre (photo above). This was followed by an equally successful devised piece called Beyond the Flash, which was presented at Little Angel Theatre in March 2017.
Spectrum Youth Theatre were invited to perform Beyond the Flash at the first ever Autism Arts Festival, which took place at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, on 29th and 20th April 2017.
Come and See our Next Production
Spectrum Youth Theatre will be performing on 23rd and 24th March 2018 as part of a double bill with Little Angel Youth Theatre: IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. They will present their own devised piece as part of this, entitled: Above.
Their play follows a lost explorer who crash lands on the surface of the planet. Hoping to find the answers to some dangerous questions, our hero must choose who to trust and who to run from. Not all is as it appears in this wasteland that humans once called home.
Find more information on the play and book your tickets here: https://littleangeltheatre.com/uncategorized/its-not-the-end-of-the-world
Who is Spectrum Youth Theatre for?
This is a perfect club for artists, model builders, designers, problem solvers, puppeteers, performers and people with big imaginations or a quirky take on life. We observe life and create fantastic stories about things that matter to us.
You can read more about Autism and Puppetry from the perspective of Josiah Carr, Spectrum Youth Theatre member, here:
Booking a place on Spectrum Youth Theatre
If you are a new recruit and would like to make an enquiry about joining Spectrum Youth Theatre or any of our youth activities/classes please contact Slavka Jovanovic, Head of Learning.
We are accepting new recruits for the summer term and would love to hear from you.
Telephone: 0203 780 5973 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org