ytouring21So how does a theatre company, an operation of Central YMCA, one with limited means, celebrate its 21st birthday? That is the question that has been challenging us for some time - should we publish a book? Remount our very first production? Make a documentary? How can we tell our story in a way that documents our achievements, communicates our impact, starts a conversation about the future and involves our community - the artists we work with, our partners and our audiences - in telling that story.
Welcome to YTouring21, a website which we hope will do all this and more. For the next three months we will be publishing a series of essays and short film interviews by people who have contributed to our work. The essays will be published once a week and the films once a day on our blog. The content documents, explores and celebrates our contribution, through theatre, to public engagement in major science and health debates over the last 21 years.
Elsewhere on this site, we have created a comprehensive archive, listing everyone who has worked for us, all the plays commissioned and the tours produced, a Y Touring Roll of Honour.
Our aim is to document what has been achieved and start a conversation about the future. Enjoy.