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Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman - FREE film project
Presented by Pilot Theatre in co-production with York Theatre Royal, Derby Theatre, Belgrade Coventry and the Mercury Colchester.
Sephy and Callum sit together on a beach. They are in love. It is forbidden.
Sephy is a Cross and Callum is a Nought. Between Noughts and Crosses there are racial and social divides. A segregated society teeters on a volatile knife edge.
This gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted for the stage by Sabrina Mahfouz is a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.
GET INVOLVED in our Noughts & Crosses School’s Film Festival
Applications are now open for schools/colleges to apply for our FREE film project delivered by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal.
Your students will have their own unique response to the story and themes of Noughts & Crosses. We want to bring these responses to York Theatre Royal.
Selected schools will work with artists to develop a 5 minute film using the following stimulus:
Your short film will ask students to explore what inequality means to them.
They could think about contemporary experiences of inequality including the politics of identity, race, age, gender, sexuality, class etc. Encourage students to think about what social action can be taken to overcome or highlight the inequality and to show and imagine a better and more equal society.
We will support schools with the filming and editing processes and there will be a professional filmmaker attached to the project.
The films will be screened in a Noughts & Crosses School’s Film Festival in early April at York Theatre Royal.
The project is free for schools to participate in and the only cost for schools would be for tickets to see Noughts & Crosses at the end of the festival day. Tickets would have a discounted schools’ rate of £10-12 per young person and 1 free teacher’s ticket per 10 young people.
How to get involved
This project is open to any secondary school, sixth form and college. Young people taking part can range from 12-19 years old.
This project could be delivered as part of curriculum sessions or as an extracurricular project.
The group could be made up of one year group/class or multiple, different year groups.
Please note that there are limited places on this project. Schools/colleges will be selected on the basis of their idea for their short film.
November: expression of interest from schools and colleges.
December: Schools and colleges will be contacted and dates for CPD sessions and artist workshops will be agreed.
January-March: CPD sessions for teachers and training for the project. Artists visit schools to deliver workshops and support you to develop your 5 minute short film. This will include support with filming and editing from the filmmaker.
April: Schools festival takes place at York Theatre Royal in early April (date TBC). This day will include screenings of the short films by each school/college, workshops and an opportunity to see Noughts & Crosses at York Theatre Royal.
This is the 1st production in a 4 year programme of work by the consortium (Derby, Coventry, Colchester, York and Pilot) to create and tour inspiring new work for younger audiences so we have the opportunity to really develop our engagement and participation work with schools and young people over an extended period.
Expression of interest process
If you are interested in being a part of this project, please send us a 20 second trailer expressing your idea for your 5 minute film and complete this short accompanying personal details form and send to Catherine Palmer: email@example.com. Expression of interest deadline is Friday 30th November 2018.