Opening Doors 2019

“It inspired me to commit more time to creative arts.
To seek out new opportunities.”

– audience member

LYT’s Members’ Committee invites you to step into the world of theatre:

Opening Doors:
Meet The Theatre Specialists

This event was held on Thursday 21st February 2019
at the Broadway Theatre Studio, Catford

Listen to insights from our panellists in the podcast of the event:

What is Opening Doors?:

Opening Doors is a special panel discussion planned by and for Lewisham young people with professionals from across the theatre and film industries.

The audience heard from professional actors in stage and screen, a visual effects producer, sound designer, comedian and reviewer. They had a chance to hear about the professional journeys of these artists, learned more about each role and had a chance to ask them questions about what it takes to succeed in the theatre industry.

The Panellists

Ashley Joseph, Actor / Comedian (ACTing Up; BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend)

Daniel Jaramillo, Sound Supervisor (Founder, SoundNode Ltd; Of Gods and Warriors; Royal Court Theatre)

Eva Auster, Video Projection Designer & Creative Technologist (Creation Theatre, Southbank Centre, Roundhouse, British Museum)

Gbemisola Ikumelo, Actor (BBC3’s Famalam, Sundance Nominated The Last Tree)

Iain Read, Visual Effects Compositor (Mama Mia! Here We Go Again; Everest)

Sam Oladeinde, Actor/Singer (Hamilton, Book of Mormon)

Sophia A. Jackson, Theatre Reviewer (Founder, Afridiziak Theatre News)

Who Is The Event For?

Opening Doors is an event planned by Lewisham Youth Theatre’s Members’ Committee for young people (under 25) who live or learn in Lewisham. You do not need to have participated in LYT’s projects before. If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work in the theatre industry, this event is for you.

Members’ Committee is supported by Team London and Thrive LDN :

The #iwill Fund supports the aims of the UK-wide #iwill campaign, which strives to make involvement in volunteering and social action part of life for more young people by 2020. The fund is made possible thanks to joint funding from the Government and the Big Lottery Fund – using money raised by National Lottery players.

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