“The play was connectable because lots of teenagers nowadays are going through this.”
– School audience member
“An amazing, thought-provoking production.”
“Insightful to see how a situation can change from acting different – small changes matter!”– Audience members
a forum theatre play for ages 11+
Project Dates: May – July 2019
Performance Groups: LYT’s Step Up Young Touring Company
Participants: 5 young people aged 18-24
Download: Stacked Programme
Stacked was a a new Forum Theatre play created by and for young people (aged 11+) about reputation, expectations, and the choices we make when everything seems stacked against us. The play follows Dani, a young boy who has had to move schools due to his brother’s bad reputation. When Dani consistently makes the wrong choices in a difficult situation, the audience is asked to help him make better choices to see if they can reach a better outcome.
Created by LYT’s Young Touring Company, with input from our Members’ Committee, the play toured to years 7-9 in Lewisham schools before public performance at the International Youth Arts Festival (Kingston), the Broadway Theatre studio and the Green Man community centre.
About the Young Touring Company: The Young Touring Company is made up of 5 young performers and backstage assistants aged 18-24 who are not in full-time education, employment or training. Over 8 weeks, they create and tour a new play to young people around Lewisham (and beyond).
The Young Touring Company is part of LYT’s Step Up Programme, currently supported by:
the Mercers’ Company, Garfield Weston Foundation and St. James’s Place Foundation