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Next generation of arts leaders come together for youth theatre conference

Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer in Mischief Theatre's The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Photo: Tristram Kenton Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer in Mischief Theatre's The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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Mischief Theatre founders Jonathan Sayer and Henry Lewis are to give a keynote address at a conference aimed at the next generation of arts leaders.

The Youth Arts Leadership conference is organised by Mousetrap Theatre Projects and will bring together members of youth boards from across London theatre companies, including Chickenshed, the Royal Court and the Young Vic.

As part of the day, participants will take part in workshops centred around public speaking, event planning and management, and fundraising.

Good Chance Theatre founders Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson will speak in the morning, while Sayer and Lewis, whose company is behind productions such as The Play That Goes Wrong, will give a keynote in the afternoon.

Erin Rutter, who is production manager of the event, said the conference would bring together a “fantastic group of professionals and youth board members” who can “learn practical skills for the future”.

The conference, on October 27 at Found111 in London, has received financial support from the Society of London Theatre.

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