Young theatre makers of the future could be given a real-life experience of working in the industry as an award-winning programme returns.
Applications are now being accepted for the Young Everyman & Playhouse (YEP) Programme which helps develop aspiring actors, directors, technicians, producers, writers and marketers.
The six-strand programme will begin in September, enabling budding theatre talent to learn new skills working on real-time productions at the Liverpool venues.
Successful YEP Programme alumni includes Elliott Kingsley, who earlier this year formed part of the Everyman’s first repertory company in 25 years; and Lewis Bray, whose one-man production ‘Cartoonopolis’ has visited theatres across the UK to critical acclaim.
Other past programme participants have gone on to work on projects around the country including Liverpool’s Giant Spectacular and work with the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, productions in London’s West End and also full-time position at Everyman & Playhouse.
Places on all YEP Programme strands are limited and opportunities for directors, technicians, producers, writers and marketers places are open to people aged 18 to 25. The actors programme is open to applicants aged 14 to 22.
All strands in the YEP Programme are free but there is a nominal fee for the actors programme, with financial support available in some circumstances.
Theatre hopefuls can apply for the initiative on the Everyman & Playhouse website.