Fio makes fearless theatre, work that tears down stereotypes and challenges injustice’. We are based in Splott but work across Cardiff, Wales, the UK and Internationally!
We want to establish a new group in Splott, a company of young actors/ performers who create high-quality theatrical productions which will tour across Cardiff and beyond.
Our first show is Bertolt Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the 3rd Reich. The piece explores the rise of the Nazis and the failure of everyday Germans to oppose them. This will provide a way for us to explore the current state of play in the UK and explore the rise of the far-right and other extreme political ideologies.
We want to offer local young people a chance to be in this next show and become the founding members of our long-term Fio-Futures Company.
In order to do this, we are offering free taster workshops for youth groups, local secondary schools and any other local groups, in order for them to meet us and vice versa and get a sense of our work.
Dates for taster workshops are:
10th / 11th / 12th / 13th / 14th
17th/ 19th/ 20th/ 21st
Regular weekly sessions on Thursday at Eastmoors or Splott Old Library from Mid Jan.
The project will continue until the Easter Holidays- the young people will then perform at:
Splott (Eastmoors or Old Library TBC)
Willows High School (TBC)
RawFfest (National Youth Arts Festival at Wales Millennium Centre
This project is completely free and the young people will be working with high-quality practitioners, Fio’s artistic director Abdul Shayek (former associate with National Theatre Wales, has worked with the RSC, National and Almeida), to Nicole May, a poet and freelance theatre practitioner, someone who has worked across the world and most recently was the BBC Poet for the North East: https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/bbc-local-poets-2018/
We really want every young person aged between 12-19 in Cardiff to have the opportunity to at least know about this project, therefore any help with promoting and getting the word out would be much appreciated.
Unit 17 , Freemans Parc, Penarth Road, Cardiff CF11 8EQ
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