For / With / By: Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists, Diverse City's Youth Theatre - Becoming
Becoming is being somewhere between 16 and 25 years old, when you are not yet qualified to be a grown up, but no one lets you act like a child.
It's that time when you find yourself making big decisions alone. It's about learning to cope with the loss of a parent before the time is right. It's about coming to terms with your past and getting ready for the future.
It's about friendship and the people who support us during this time. It's about the experiences we have together.They shape us.They raise us.
It's not yet arriving at the destination, but constantly Becoming the person you really are.
Becoming is written, devised and performed by Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists and includes live music, poetry, theatre and aerial circus.
Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) want to make theatre that changes the world. We want to make performance that challenges perceptions about: disability, age, sexuality and identity. We want to make shows that bring together communities and get people talking and shows that are accessible: on stage, off stage and in the audience. We want to make high quality shows that demonstrate the world as it actually is.
EBYA are based at The Lighthouse Poole and train in theatre, dance, aerial circus and music. They make devised, ambitious work that challenges the barriers many young people face.
EBYA have previously performed in Exeter, Unlimited Festival in London, Inside Out Festival in Dorset, and Doing Things Differently in Bristol, as well as performances at Theatre Royal Plymouth, The National Centre for Circus Arts and Circomedia, Bristol. The company have also travelled for international projects in Bosnia and Portugal with The Complete Freedom of Truth.
For / With By: Festival Of European Youth Theatre is generously supported by Ramps on the Moon, Baron Davenport's Charity and The Golsoncott Foundation.
Directed by Eilís Davis
Circus Direction by Flora Alwen
Sound Composed by Jonathan Leitch
Costume Designed by Kate McStraw
British Sign Language Translation by David Ellington
Film by Mike Petitdemange
Access Workers: Becky Rodriguez and Richard Moy-Thomas