The Genesis Youth Theatre Group was founded in Wellington in March 1996 with the purpose of introducing young people to all aspects of the performing arts.
In the past they have performed hit plays, musicals and cabarets including Kes, Sparkleshark, Bugsy Malone and Genesis Showcases; performed as part of the Brewhouse Theatre’s ‘Fully Charged’ Festival and Somerset Fellowship of Drama’s Youth Festival; as well as writing and performing ‘Think Twice’ – a highly-acclaimed and specially commissioned drugs awareness play which toured various schools and youth organisations in the South West. The group also took part in a National Film Project in association with First Light Films, UK Film Council and Somerset Film and Video.
The group re-launched in 2006, with a new and exciting programme based around staging 2 or 3 performances each year. Members have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of staging a production including performing, marketing, lighting, sound, make-up, costume and stage management through a variety of workshops.
The group has previously entered Wellington and Taunton Carnival, sometimes to promote the shows they are about to stage and other times just to promote the group winning several Class awards.
In 2015, the group received their first Nominations and Awards from The Somerset Fellowship of Drama, winning The Challenge Trophy, recognizing the work of the group towards their 2014 Summer Production.
To join you must be between 11 and 16 (i.e. secondary school age). The group meet between 7pm and 9pm on every Wednesday evening during the school term time. Due to popular demand and the casting requirements of performances, attendance is limited to 20. Please download and fill in the form which is available below.
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