Over the last 18 years the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust (Masterclass) has worked hard to bring unique opportunities to emerging creatives at the start of their career.
Engineering these opportunities can be challenging, but I think perhaps a newer, far greater challenge is supporting people during moments of disillusionment. Particularly now with arts funding cuts in education, we need to work harder than ever to support those who do take an interest at an early age and encourage them to be secure in their voice.
“We need to work harder than ever to support those who do take an interest at an early age and encourage them to be secure in their voice”
In a nutshell, that’s exactly why Masterclass has launched our In Your Hands campaign. We want to empower emerging theatre makers and highlight the diverse range of career routes which are available within theatre.
So, how will it work? Quite literally, we want you to embrace the fact that the future of our industry is in the palm of your hands.
Following the lead of our latest #InYourHands images, all you need to do is write your profession onto your hand, take a picture and upload it to social media with the hashtag #InYourHands. It’s that simple!
Whether you’re working as an Actor, Stage Manager, Director, Technician, Fundraiser, Programmer, Producer, Reviewer, Marketer etc (the list is endless!), be proud of what you do and never shy away from an opportunity because you feel under qualified or intimidated by the sheer number of other creatives out there. Instead, rest safely in the knowledge that everything you do and everything you work to achieve really is the future of our industry.