Minerva Youth Theatre are approaching their latest performance from a different angle by working alongside writers who create texts specifically for them.
Chester musician Luke Moore is in the early stages of his career writing for the stage and is currently in the process of creating something from scratch, with the group in mind.
Luke said: ‘Minerva's ethos and leader Steph Brocken's infectious enthusiasm make writing for Minerva a real privilege.
“The pressure is on to deliver a script that matches the quality of everything else they do.
“It's a genuine pleasure to be involved in what I hope is the start of an exciting and fruitful collaboration.”
Luke, who will be working alongside Rebecca Sowray Dixon, local writer and originator of the Chester Micro-Plays group, first met Steph through their involvement in Chester Culture group.
Steph said: “One of the fantastic things about the Chester Culture group is not only shouting about great culture in Chester but getting to know other artists and creative people working in the area and being able to use each other’s skills.
“This has created a wonderful opportunity for our young people to work on something that is completely unique.”
If you’re between 11 and 18 and have a passion for performing, contact Newton-based Minerva Arts on 07894858934 or Minerva_arts@live.co.uk.
And from January, they will be starting a new primary group for children aged 7-11.
Sessions will be on Saturday mornings and, for the first term, will be tied in with the Mabel’s War project in collaboration with the Chester Grosvenor Museum and Cheshire Military Museum. Visit www.minervaarts.com for more information.