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Local teens will learn skills to grace the stage and screen

13 October 2015
Some of the SHOUT workshop attendees taking part in last year’s performance of ‘Hairspray’

Sheffield teenagers who are aspiring actors are invited to take part in SHOUT performance workshops.

Take centre stage at acting workshops

Funding of £3,000 from Sanctuary Housing is allowing Carney Academy to offer places on the SHOUT project, where young people aged 13-20 are taught theatre, television acting and speaking skills by professional actors and directors.

Dramatic production

The participants can get involved in a dramatic production to round off the project, with bursaries available for workshops with West End professionals.

Local teen sees success through last year’s programme

Sanctuary resident Dean Sibanda took part in the SHOUT programme last year, where he impressed teachers and earned the chance to spend two weeks at Carney Academy’s summer school. His success has meant he received an intensive four-year scholarship for acting classes worth £3,000.

Dean said: “I am so glad I went to the SHOUT workshops last year as it resulted in me being offered a scholarship for professional acting training, which has always been my dream. The classes are going really well and the sky’s the limit for me!”

The free SHOUT performance workshops from Carney Academy take place on Wednesdays from 4.15-5.45pm at Firth Park Academy, Fircroft Avenue, Sheffield, S5 0SD, and anyone aged 13-20 who is interested can just turn up. For more information, call Carole Crane on 07976 869442.

This project is funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.