In November 2019, Young Vic Taking Part announced TWENTY TWENTY, a year-long collaboration with Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach, three extraordinary community organisations working in Lambeth and Southwark. The project was launched to foster in-depth creative relationships with people in our local community.
Each of the groups in our partner organisations began working with a director and writer, with a focus on enhancing creative skills and building a community company. The groups started to develop three new plays which were set to be performed by our community companies at the Young Vic at the end of 2020…
Then, the Coronavirus pandemic happened.
Thankfully, the TWENTY TWENTY project has continued throughout the year, as our brilliant community groups came together each week online to create theatre. Workshops in halls became zoom meetings, warm ups and dance routines were performed in bedrooms and kitchens, and ideas and scripts were shared in the post, on email, via text.
Resolutely committed to creating three pieces of work to mark the end of this meaningful partnership, the Young Vic and each of the community organisations will now collaborate with their director and writer to create a short film, shot in socially-distanced conditions. The films will premiere online in January 2021.