Futures Unlocked - Digital Programme for Ages 15-25

Would you like to work in the arts but aren’t sure what skills you might need or how to get there?

Sometimes, it might feel like (or you might be told) that a job in the arts is too hard to get into, or that you need to be from a particular kind of background to get there. That’s probably because the arts don’t truly represent our society today. But you can get there!

Say hello to Futures Unlocked - a digital programme for ages 15-25 that will help you explore your career potential.

Instagram Live Interviews

Every fortnight, Futures Unlocked invited you to meet a different artist on Instagram Live, in an interview led by a young person.

Gain a unique and personal insight into the work of each artist, including a theatre director, actor, an award-winning writer, a theatre-maker and a music producer/composer.  

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Directing with Sarah Brigham

University of Derby graduate Ana Turcu interviews Derby Theatre's Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Sarah Brigham.

Watch the full interview with captions and BSL interpretation by Stacey Green below.

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Writing with Alex Wheatle 

Young musician and Plus One Ambassador Lucy James interviews Alex Wheatle, a British Novelist and award-winning author of Home Girl and Crongton Knights (which won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Paperback in 2016).

 
 
 
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Acting with Alex Nowak

Performance in BSL/English student Amy Dawson interviews British Deaf actor Alex Nowak using British Sign Language.

Alex was due to appear in Derby Theatre's Treasure Island before its cancellation due to COVID-19.

 
 
 
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Music Production with Rukus

Want to work in the music industry? Singer Livy interviews Rukus, who is a recording artist, DJ, rapper, producer and the co-founder of Baby People.

 
 
 
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Theatremaking with Tim Crouch

Young writer Anisa interviews theatremaker, writer, director and performer Tim Crouch

Recently, Tim created and co-wrote the series Don't Forget The Driver for the BBC.

 
 
 
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Writing for Theatre Zoom Workshop

Tuesday 25 August, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Cost: £5

In this final Futures Unlocked workshop, join theatremaker Tim Crouch for a short, sweet and practical introduction to writing for theatre.

You’ll put pen to paper and play with what makes good dramatic writing - particularly when thinking about solo shows.

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Accessible through BSL and Captioning

Instagram Live Interviews

Each Instagram interview will be made accessible through British Sign language (BSL) and Captioning as soon after each recording as possible, and these will be available to view and access from this page and Derby Theatre's YouTube channel.

Zoom Workshops

The Zoom workshops with each artist can also be made BSL accessible on request. 

PLEASE NOTE: a limited number of places will be held for each Zoom workshop for anyone requiring BSL interpretation, and these can be requested in advance of booking opening.

For anyone wishing to book a place which requires BSL interpretation, please email learning@derbytheatre.co.uk

We ask for anyone requiring BSL interpretation to book on and inform us by 5pm on the Wednesday before each Zoom workshop.

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Remember...

If you can’t see yourself reflected in this industry, it may feel like it’s not for you. This remains one of the most urgent issues facing the sector today, particularly for people of colour, people with disabilities or from lower socio-economic backgrounds who are still massively underrepresented.  

Derby Theatre wants to make a difference and help change this, so that we can unlock creative futures for everyone.