For anyone who wants to increase opportunities for girls and young women in youth drama
Platform is a series of new plays for young actors commissioned by Tonic Theatre and published by Nick Hern Books. Schools and youth theatres told us they struggled to find plays with enough great roles for girls. Our response is Platform, new scripts for young actors with all or mainly female casts which put young women and their stories at the heart of the action.
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the Platform plays. As a youth theatre of over 300, we constantly come up against the gender issue, and it is really refreshing to have plays that cater for mostly female casts, especially ones that are good. And they really are.”
Kate Plumb, Youth Theatre Director, York Theatre Royal
“This play’s been brilliant to work on because it has raised those questions. It’s been an enlightening experience for lots of us – girls as well as guys”
cast member of the National Youth Theatre’s production of Platform title Second Person Narrative
“Platform feels like something that could genuinely change the world. I was desperate for the opportunity to be a part of such a logical, practical and hopeful artistic project that can so clearly and directly impact not solely on gender-equality on stage, but equality worldwide.”
Playwright Joel Horwood, whose play This Changes Everything is part of the Platform series