DUNDEE REP OFFERS 80 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA THE CHANCE TO WORK IN THEATRE

 

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre once again deliver Enterprise @ the Rep, their flagship work experience and pathways event, offering placements to eighty S4-6 pupils on 6 and 7 December.

Now entering its 10th year, Enterprise @ the Rep is an exciting opportunity for pupils from across the city to gain real-life experience of working within a theatre. Sitting at the heart of Rep Engage’s mission to embed engagement practices across the building, the project provides young people with the invaluable chance to hone their employability skills in a supportive environment, which includes a formal job application and shortlisting process with only those who are successful at the interview stage going on to participate in the intensive two-day project.

Taking inspiration from their festive production of The Snow Queen and under the mentorship of Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre’s staff team and visiting artists, this ambitious theatre-based project sees participants developing skills in their area of choice: acting, directing, dance, engagement, stage management, marketing, photography, filmmaking, composition and design in all areas including set, costume, lighting and sound. The project culminates with a performance and presentation for an invited audience of education specialists, industry professionals, family and friends.

Speaking about the project, Heather Cassidy, Education and Pathways Associate said:

“At Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, we are committed to helping raise the ambitions and aspirations of young people from across the region, opening up the idea to them that a career in the arts is an exciting and viable prospect. As we begin to look back on the first decade of Enterprise @ the Rep, we are thrilled to say that the project continues to grow in strength and number each year and one of its greatest successes is that so many young people have been inspired to forge a career for themselves in theatre and dance as a result of their involvement.”