District-14 is a Community Youth Drama Company for students aged 11-16. We run weekly classes at Gresford Trust’s Memorial Hall, a fabulous community facility, between 5.45pm and 6.45pm every Wednesday. Each term we produce a live community performance and visit a regional venue to enjoy live theatre. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who always extend a warm welcome to new members.
In 2017, our classes extend to different community settings across Wrexham County Borough and further details will be published via social media and other local media outlets.
- To develop a wide range of social skills that will help students become great learners and great people with great futures. By social skills we refer to teamwork, communication, creativity, problem-solving, negotiation and leadership
- To use drama methodology and public performance to develop self-esteem and confidence in all DISTRICT-14 students
- To facilitate creative learning experiences that enable DISTRICT-14 students to express their understanding of themselves and the world they live in
- To explore a range of relevant social and community issues that empower DISTRICT- 14 students to stay safe and have empathy for others
- To develop high order thinking skills, resourcefulness and imagination through the use of the company’s chosen house style of non-naturalistic, symbolic theatre
We treat all of our young members as ‘stars’ within our inclusive and collaborative approach to exploring issues, devising work and performing. Like any theatre school, we value and develop ‘performance talent’ but, in this company, ‘people talent’ (energy, commitment, cooperation, ideas and positivity) is more important. We provide a disciplined and high expectation culture that supports the individual to thrive in a safe, secure and challenging environment. With the appropriate boundaries and ground rules, creative possibilities are infinite.