ACT NOW (16-25)7 January - 23 June 2013
"Before this, I was doing nothing in my hostel- I was bad news. I found it hard to meet new people. I've learnt how to approach and show respect to people- not by fighting but by what you show them on stage- the best of you. I learnt how to control my anger and behaviour. And I've got these new friends..." R, ACT NOW Member
"People should come and do ACT NOW instead of smashing up shops!" C, ACT NOW Member
Aged 16-25? Love performing? Join ACT NOW, Cardboard Citizens' award-winning theatre course for young people who are homeless or at-risk.
Why Join us...
The Fun Stuff
- Work with a professional artistic team to learn theatre skills including acting, directing, devising, script-writing, and more
- Workshops are free and open access, just turn up on a Monday night, £5 travel expenses provided
- Relaxed, welcoming and friendly environment
- Build your confidence, social skills, and meet new people
- Take part in public performances.
Other Useful Stuff:
- Get a qualification
- Access further performing arts training up to Level 3 at Cardboard Citizens and Morley College, plus music and media courses at The Roundhouse
- Become an accredited Peer Mentor
- Individual advice and guidance to help you with a variety of issues, from goal setting and CV development through to housing and benefit support
- Gain work placements with a wide range of exciting organisations whatever your interests are, and access support to find work
When? Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm
Where? Cardboard Citizens, 77A Greenfield Rd, Whitechapel, London, E1 1EJ.
Click here for directions.
£5 Travel Expenses Provided!
Check out the video section for videos from previous ACT NOW shows.
We hope to see you there!
Cardboard Citizens would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the Henry Smith Charity and Working Links for supporting ACT NOW.
- Director of Projects: Tony McBride
- Project Manager- Young People: Cathy Weatherald
- Associate Artist: Terry O'Leary