Bold new works from young creatives
We’re looking for creatively curious collaborative artists to join our second Young Company, a collective of 12 creatively curious artists aged 18 – 25 who will collaborate together with the Playhouse over the coming months.
Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Emerald Foundation, the Young Company is a cohort of 12 early career artists from across Leeds.
Mentored by Leeds Playhouse’s Director of Creative Engagement Alexander Ferris and Associate Director Amy Leach, the group will spend a year exploring, interrogating and producing an eclectic range of work. The Playhouse will support the group to collaborate in making and producing bold and socially resonant work, as well providing opportunities to learn from professional theatre artists, and use Playhouse resources to learn and develop their own skills.
Meet the 2019-2020 Young Company
Our Young Company for 2019-20 are:
2018-2019 Young Company
Ryan Hogan Producer & Performance Maker
Sharandeep Flora DJ & Actor
Mercedi Diabiza Actor
Cara Barzey Actor
Matilda Trehy Fine Artist & Film Maker
Stan Owens Actor, Writer & Rapper
Andrew Archie-Acheampong Music Producer, Beatboxer & Multi-Instrumentalist
Shreya Patel Performer & Scientist
Ellie Whittaker Performer & Writer
Francesca Russo Producer
Jaasra Aslam Director
Alice Boulton-Breeze Theatre Maker, Performer & Cabaret Artist