I AM HERE is a new online project featuring trailblazing theatre makers to break down barriers between young people and theatre. This September our Young Changemakers will host four FREE online workshops led by artists who use their work to stand up and shout “I am here!”. Each weekly session will focus on a different intersection of identity: Class, Race, Sexuality and Gender, exploring representation in the arts and showing that whoever you are, theatre has a place for you.
The sessions will take place on Zoom, and will feature a leading theatre-maker discussing their experiences in theatre, followed by a Q&A.
This session features director David Gilbert and is led by Young Changemaker George Morgan.
David Gilbert is a director and theatre maker from Zimbabwe who’s worked with the top leading theatre’s in London over the past 5 years. David has worked on projects and shows with Kiln Theatre, National Theatre, Young Vic, Unicorn Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Halfmoon Theatre, Oval House and Trafalgar Studios. He recently completed Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme at Cambridge Junction working on a range of productions by companies including Unit, New International Encounter and Dancing Brick. In 2018 & 2019 David’s directed shows in Brighton & Edinburgh Festivals. In 2019 David took Young Vic’s Parallel production of The Convert to Zimbabwe. He is a part of Frantic Assembly’s Learn & Train Practitioners delivering devising workshops and residencies across the UK. And undergoing artistic mentorship from Decolonising the Archive.
I AM HERE is aimed at 18-25 year olds but booking is open to all. Tickets are free, but advanced booking is essential.
Please look out for your email confirmation which will provide login details for your Zoom workshop.
I AM HERE is made possible by funding from the London Community Response Fund administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder.