One of our first reports on our 2022 giving is from Old Vic Theatre Makers. Now in its third year, OV Theatre Makers is a free, six month training programme for young people aged 18–25 from across the United Kingdom.
Across the OV Theatre Makers programmes, participants build a toolkit of theatre-making techniques to help them in the creation of their own work through industry led masterclasses and by collaborating with each other. The programme increases access to the arts through masterclasses with industry professionals, bespoke support and free tickets via a theatre ticket bursary. In a new addition this year, The Old Vic hired Streatham Space Project to host the OV Theatre Makers final event, titled ‘…And Tomorrow’. The Scratch Night was comprised of 17 new scenes, monologues and short films, all of which were devised, written, directed, filmed and performed by the cohort. Participants were encouraged to try new ways of theatre-making and step outside of their comfort zone.
Congratulations to all the participating Old Vic Theatre Makers - we have been thrilled to team up with the Old Vic on this formative programme and wish you the best of luck for your career ahead!