Kiln Theatre today announces the return of Mapping Brent for its third consecutive year. This 10-day youth theatre festival will see Kiln Theatre work alongside community venues across Brent as well as welcoming young people back to the building.
Taking place in Stonebridge, Kilburn and Neasden, Mapping Brent aims to build lasting relationships with communities and provide opportunities for local youth to engage in theatre; making work that is relevant to them.
The project will culminate in six new and original performance pieces performed at Stonebridge Hub, St Catherine’s Church Hall, Kiln Theatre and The Grange Business Hub. Professionals from across the industry involved, include playwrights, Eno Mfon, Gail Babb, Carmen Nasr, Simon Brett and Sonia Jalaly; and directors, Stevan Mijailovic, Harry Mackrill,Dionne Reid, Tash Marks, Gail Babb and Ruby Thompson.
Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, said today “Over the last three years, Mapping Brent has given us the opportunity to engage with young talented people, partnering up with communities across Brent as well as exciting playwrights and directors. This work is an integral part to Kiln Theatre’s identity and I look forward to hearing the voices and stories of Brent’s young people.”
Roxan Kamali, Creative Learning Manager at Kiln Theatre, said today “Mapping Brent youth theatre festival is a culmination and a celebration of Kiln Theatre’s work with young people in Brent. It is integral to our work that young people have the opportunity to take part in making theatre. By working in three different areas of Brent we are engaging with a variety of young people in the borough. Six groups have been working alongside a full team of inspiring creatives that have helped stage and share their stories. This year we are also very excited to bring two groups back into the building; our Kiln Young Company and Kilburn youth theatre.’