A group of time travellers have come from the year 2031. Their goal? Gather as much laughter from the world as possible.
In the future, the climate is hotter, politics is a mess, and there are even more rules. They’ve travelled to 2021 to relive the last summer of fun.
Yard Youth will take us through a riotous interactive game show. Expect comedy sketches, improvisation, games, and celebration.
Yard Youth is a laboratory for theatre for 11-15 year olds. They work with The Yard to experiment, play and to learn alongside professional artists. This year they have been working with artists Natasha Brown and Omar Bynon.
Natasha Brown is a theatre maker and facilitator based in London. Her work interrogates power, identity and community. She has been part of the Soho Writers’ Lab and the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers’ Group. She is also an Associate Writer at Middle Child Theatre.
Her debut play I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST received rave reviews when it ran at the Bunker Theatre in March 2020. Her other work includes SCREAM FIRE [for the revolution] (Theatre Royal Stratford East); TORCH (Boundless Theatre), and Contradictions (Bush Theatre).
As a facilitator, she has created workshops for schools, community groups, artists and young people, most recently working with the Yard Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and Clean Break.
Omar is a workshop facilitator, writer, and actor from East London. He is an alumnus of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Poets Platform & Youth Theatre, Barbican Young Poets and RADA’s Acting BA. He has written and co-written work performed at the Bush Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Park Theatre. He is currently or has recently worked with the National Theatre, the Barbican, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, Kiln Theatre, RADA and many others on outreach and participation projects.