AFTER 12 long months of digital learning, Warrington-based First Act Drama Tuition are launching their first-ever Digital Arts Festival.
The month-long event will see 27 professionals from within the Performing Arts industry teach online classes in a range of theatre areas. The event is open to everyone, not just First Act members, and is entirely free of charge.
First Act Principle and Artistic Director, Kit Philips, said: “While First Act operates as a private business, we have never operated for profit. Our values and passion comes from inspiring young people to participate and fall in love with theatre. This event is our biggest project to date and we’ve put it together for that purpose alone.”
The festival will provide the opportunity for young people to take part in 31 online sessions, one for each day of March. Aimed at 11 – 18-year-olds, the classes will be a mix of live streams and pre-recorded content from industry performers and professionals around the country, including many Warrington alumni. The sessions will be a mix of practical workshops, Q&A sessions and topic talks on specific areas of a theatrical field and will be live-streamed onto First Act’s public YouTube channel for everyone to watch and share.
Ceris Shadwell, First Act’s Vice-Principle, added: “To take part in this incredible opportunity, all you need to do is look out on our social media platforms EVERY DAY in March, as we’ll be posting links to YouTube live streams for a daily lesson – 7pm nightly during the week and 1pm on the weekends. Classes will include dance workshops, singing masterclasses, production lessons such as lighting, sound and set design, audio Acting, puppetry and preparation for Drama School.”
To find out more information about the festival and how to take part, visit First Act’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FADramaTuition.
First Act has been creating and delivering high-quality training courses which explore a huge variety of theatre and acting skills for a range of ages since 2017. Based in studios within Lineva House near Warrington town centre, their unique training program consists of classes in acting and musicals, as well as additional opportunities for public performances and to take LAMDA examinations.
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While the Digital Arts Festival is free, you can donate to support First Act’s work here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/2021-first-act-fundraising