Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative

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Venue: The Corn Exchange
Address: HIgh East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

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When: Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 - 8:00pm


Dorchester Youth Theatre takes to the stage again next week, with a production performed by their older members, in DYT's Performance Company.
Second Person Narrative by Jemma Kennedy, is a play about selfhood and the decisions we make – or have imposed upon us – in constructing a life.

The play captures fragments of a single character’s life, starting at her birth, and ending at her death more than 80 year later. In between we see her grow up, make friends, get jobs, form relationships, win awards, buy clothes, make mistakes, have a child, discover herself, and enjoy a good laugh. She is simultaneously an extraordinary and entirely ordinary person. As she journeys through her life, the central character is always surrounded by a group of voices who shape her and her narrative. Sometimes they are family, at others times they are teachers, co-workers, friends, medical professionals, estate agents, even voices in magazines and books. Sometimes these voices dictate her direction of travel, at other times she listens less and charts her own path.

In addition, at the end of the performance, we are delighted to welcome former DYT member Emily Wilkinson onto the stage, when she will do a short talk about her experience of being in our youth theatre, and how her life has moved on and is currently in Waspish Theatre Company who are about to take the play 'Ideology and Hair Gel' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August this year. There will be a chance for Qand A too with Emily and the DYT cast.

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