Hello! My name is India, and I am one of 24 students selected
from over 5000 secondary students chosen to represent New Zealand
as part of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Young
Shakespeare Company 2018 (SGCNZ YSC).
In July I'll be travelling to London for intensive theatre
workshops and rehearsals with some of Britain's best theatre
practitioners, culminating in a performance on the Globe stage!
SGCNZ YSC is a comprehensive and exciting 'package' of
theatre and personal development opportunities. Based mostly at
Shakespeare's Globe, the two-week course comprises workshops,
Q&As, watching performances and rehearsals, plus
behind-the-scenes tours of the Globe, Rose and National theatres,
Royal Albert Hall, walking tours and a reception hosted by the New
Zealand High Commissioner.
During my time at the Globe, I am extremely fortunate to work
with the Globe's leading theatre practitioners, tutors and
directors, one of whom will take SGCNZ YSC for rehearsals of scenes
from one of Shakespeare's plays. We will have the amazing
opportunity of performing for the public on the Globe stage on 19
I am so excited to be pushed in not only my performance but also
my ability to work collaboratively, to manage my time and energy,
to lead and be part of a team, to support and accept support, to
take direction, to develop a life-long network of like-minded
peers, and gain immeasurable self confidence through the whole
experience. I cannot wait to perform and modernise Shakespeare with
this exciting group of young actors!
SGCNZ YSC 2018 has a cost of approximately $8750 to cover
international and domestic travel and taxes, insurance, course
fees, accommodation, meals, theatre tickets and incidental
expenses. Whilst this is challenging, to quote Shakespeare himself,
"If money go before, all ways do lie open." The benefits of SGCNZ
YSC far outweigh the cost, but I need your help to get there!
I will be posting journal entries on this Boosted page with any
developments during the funding process and my thoughts and
feelings about the final experience. If you would like to see
photos and updates during my YSC journey please follow me on
Instagram at indi__rose or Facebook at India Lawrence. I cannot wait to share my
journey with you!
Thank you for your support!