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16-21: Fly The Flag

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16-21: Fly The Flag

For 16 – 21 Year Olds  

Are you interested in theatre-making and activism? Join us this summer for a unique project exploring human rights and performance as part of Fly The Flag 2022. Working with director Nickie Miles-Wildin (theatre maker and director) you will use devising, ensemble and creative access techniques to create performance as part of a broader UK-wide programme led by Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae. 

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association 

  • Article 20 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – United Nations

We are furthering our commitment to diversity and access by concentrating recruitment in three areas that we recognise have been most affected by the events of the last two years: disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent young people, young people from the global majority and young people from working-class backgrounds. 

Applications for Fly The Flag 2022 are now closed.

Fly The Flag is a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities which celebrates and reminds us of the human rights we all share. Launched in 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Fly The Flag is a reminder of the human rights we all entitled to, in particular raising awareness amongst young people and shining a light where human rights are violated. Fly The Flag is produced by Fuel.   

Nickie Miles-Wildin is a theatre director who loves telling stories full of hope, connection, and community. She was previously Joint Artistic Director and CEO of DaDafest, Associate Director at Graeae Theatre Company where she was Head of New Writing. Nickie has also worked at Royal Exchange Theatre as Young Company Programme Leader and as Resident Assistant Director, part of the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme. 

Theatre as a director includes: Kerbs for Graeae & Belgrade Theatre, When This Is Over and The Tempest at Abraham Moss, Cuttin' It for Royal Exchange, Signal Fires: Beyond Chinatown New Earth Theatre, The Iron Man Library Tour Graeae/Spark Arts, The Forest Of Forgotten Discos for Contact. 

Online work includes: Crips Without Constraints Parts 1 & 2 for Graeae; Virtual Forest of Forgotten Discos for Contact; MMXX and ConnectFest at the Royal Exchange; and Isolation Bingo for Wild N Beets/First Art. 

Audio work: Ghost Pine (Audible x Lamda), Night of the living flat packs (Naked prods & Graeae).