Inclusive Programme for Young People
Junction Young Company (JYC) is an inclusive programme for young people aged 14 – 21, who are interested in and excited by live performance.
JYC participants are supported by professional artists and theatre companies, developing a range of theatrical skills, and annually the ensemble creates an original, devised performance which is showcased at Cambridge Junction.
Previously JYC have collaborated with Forced Entertainment, Gecko Theatre, Made in China, Dancing Brick, Breach Theatre, Bar Groisman and many other professional theatre companies.
JYC offers a safe and playful space to express yourself, connect with others and be heard. There is no audition process and no need for any previous theatrical experience.
As a collective, JYC will make decisions on content, creative direction and public performances.
The Pappy Show
“The PappyShow are a playful and physical ensemble theatre company who create distinctive and critically acclaimed productions, lead inclusive workshops rooted in kindness, and work tirelessly to develop the industry we move in through connection and uplifting.
The PappyShow was formed in 2013 by Kane Husbands to bring people together to move, dance, create moments of radical joy, share stories and take time just to PLAY! Working across performance and platforming the marginalised identities that we believe society could do better with. The PappyShow is run by a core team of 10 friends”
Amelia Glydon, from The PappyShow, will be the lead artistic facilitator.
JYC meet Mondays, 6 – 8pm from September – April. In the lead up to the performances, there will be some intensive rehearsals during school holidays, in Term Two.
Typically, a programme of JYC will consist of:
Term One (Sep – Nov) JYC will work with a professional artist/theatre company to connect as an ensemble and develop key skills and techniques in movement, voice, character creation, devising, cross-art form performance and more.
Term Two (Jan – April) JYC will work with a professional artist/theatre company to create an original devised production to be performed to a public audience on the J2 stage in April.
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This year the ensemble will be collaborating with The PappyShow!
Amelia Glydon started her training in movement at Mountview, one of the UK’s leading drama schools. At 18, she joined the National Youth Theatre where she started working as a facilitator and a director. She works for lots of different companies such as Burnt Orange, Damsel and The Old Vic Theatre. For The PappyShow, she has worked as a facilitator for several projects and was assistant director to artistic director Kane Husbands for their recent production of ‘What Do You See’ which premiered at London International Mime Festival in January. Alongside this work, Amelia also works with neurodiverse young artists.
Dior Clarke is an actor, writer and director.
His most recent work includes “Passion Fruit” that debuted at The New Diorama Theatre.
Dior is an original cast member of BOYS by the PappyShow.
He has worked as a PappyShow Mentor and helped facilitate workshops alongside them at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.