Where: Contact Theatre
When: December 2009
Participants: 19
Audience: 100+

‘Journeys’ was Young Identity’s annual end of year show of 2009. The showcase featured 19 young people, including 7 first time performers and looked at the themes of identity, heritage and culture.

They were successful in tackling serious issues with quirkiness and also highlighting that they were blossoming as performers.

Three members of Young Identity helped to direct the show under the leadership of Florence Wilson and assisted in choreographing the stage movement. This illustrated the confidence that the poet coaches have in YI and the commitment they have to empowering the young poets to contribute to the group.

Yussuf M’Rabty, Keisha Thompson and Saquib Chowdhury commented that being given the opportunity to have such an active role in the development of Young Identity was an invaluable experience and allowed them to gain organizational skills that they would not otherwise have gained. This show also saw several new members of YI take to the stage for the first time!

Photography by Hema Karecha