Young Company

Straford East Young Company

“The whole process has helped me feel more confident, secure and deserving of being in these kinds of spaces. I also really do feel like the bonds I've made and the things I've learnt from the other company members I’ll carry throughout my career.”Young Company Member 2021-22 

Applications for the next Young Company are now open! 

The Stratford East Young Company are a group of actors and theatre-makers aged 18-25, primarily from East London*, who are interested in taking the next step towards a career in the arts.

As a Young Company member, you’ll have access to alternative professional training, working with Director Katie Greenall over a 10-month programme. You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive and inclusive learning environment to nurture and develop your talents, collaborating with a writer to create a brand-new play at Stratford East in July 2023.  
 
The group meet every Wednesday from 7pm9.30pm with breaks that follow the academic calendar. You can find an initial full timetable here.

The Young Company will: 

  • Work with a Director, Writer and Stratford East’s Production Team to create a brand-new piece of theatre for Stratford East’s Main Stage 
  • Take part in weekly workshops to further develop skills in various performance and theatre-making techniques 
  • Work collaboratively with like-minded young theatre-makers and performers, sharing skills and forming a supportive company 
  • Take part in workshops with industry professionals and start to build a network of industry contacts. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Fill in the application form, which includes a link to a video / self-tape, which you can find out more about below. Deadline for applications is midday on Thu 29 Sep. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the alternative applications detailed on the Application Form, please email getinvolved@stratfordeast.com 

Video / Self-tape

  • To help us see the best version of you, we would like you send in a video/self-tape no longer than 4 minutes in length. 
  • It could be a monologue (written either by you or someone else), some poetry/spoken word, a snippet of your latest song, a story from your life or a tour of your bedroom. Anything that gives a sense of you and what you do!
  • Please upload your video to YouTube and submit the link in the Application Form. 

 

NEXT STEPS

Successful applicants will be invited to a first-round audition at Stratford East on Wed 05 Oct between 6.30pm- 9.30pm.  

 

We are also opening applications to be the Young Company's Trainee Assistant Director! Find out more.

 

* (Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Havering)

 

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