Season 2 – Episode 2: Creative Communities – Discover how to get involved with us. We talk to Tony Casement and Rachel Fitzgerald

13 Apr 2022

 

Welcome back to the New Wolsey Theatre podcast – Season 2 – Episode 2!

In this brand-new season we take you right into the heart of our theatre – on stage, backstage, front of house and everywhere in between!

This episode is all about Creative Communities at the New Wolsey Theatre, a space in which everyone is given the opportunity to participate in, engage with, and discover the arts, and even potentially learn the best ways to make their passion in the arts a career.

We chat to Head of Creative Communities, Tony Casement, and Creative Communities Projects Producer, Rachel Fitzgerald, about what their work involves, and about all of the things Creative Communities has to offer, such as various youth theatre groups, the new NW2 accessible space, upcoming projects, and some exciting things coming up in summer!

We also spoke to them about how they came to be in their roles, with Rachel reflecting on how much of an impact her youth theatre had on her when she was younger:

“I grew up in Clacton, and there wasn’t massive amounts for young people to do there. But what I did do was join a youth theatre when I was younger, and that really gave me a space to be myself and meet people outside of school. And that really ignited my passion for performing arts. And that sent me off in my career.”

 

Thank you to Larking Gowan who help support Creative Communities at the New Wolsey Theatre.

You’re very welcome to ask us questions which we can answer for you in a future episode or  give us your feedback about this or any other episode. Email: shornby@wolseytheatre.co.uk

The New Wolsey Theatre is supported by Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.

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