Hanging Out with The TodayTix Squad
Our See Theatre Differently campaign helped us find six Social Ambassadors who believe that theatre isn’t for a certain kind of person, everyone should have a chance to see it – not the richest, not the oldest and not just people who are able to queue for hours for tickets. Everyone should have access to theatre.
Made up of young performers who eat, sleep and breathe theatre, our TT Squad will be seeing, talking, blogging and vlogging about it too. Sharing their experiences as people going through training and starting their careers as performers, we’ll share their experiences over the next year.
See Theatre Differently
“Art doesn’t just happen.”
We interviewed our TT Squad to hear what they think about theatre and how they see the future of the industry and what inspires them.
Currently studying at Mountview, Lola’s dream role would be playing Felicia in Memphis. She also loves to make YouTube videos and sing. Her favourite performer is The Color Purple‘s Cynthia Erivo.
A recent acting graduate, Arian also enjoys working as a part-time stylist for Topman, using fashion as another form of expression. “Being from a working class family, of an ethnic minority group; I can speak for the new generation of theatregoers & actors who have discovered theatre for themselves, in an otherwise artistically sparse social environment.”
Studying at the MTA, Bella’s passionate about showing people that there’s more to theatre than standing on a stage. “It’s important to realise that our industry is so much more than just acting – being on time, always learning, respecting creative teams and acknowledging the importance of mental health and well-being in our industry.”
Recently accepted to Millenium, Dexter’s theatre hero is Lea Salonga and when he’s not performing, he’s a freelance wig maker. “I have taught myself [wig styling] however I have worked for many amateur theatre productions, professional pantomimes, and well-known drag performers.”
An aspiring playwright, Chloe studies at The Langley Academy and believes theatre can change for the better. “Ticket prices are rising every day and theatre appears to be becoming an exclusive club for the rich and cultured. My generation are challenging this by creating innovative, exciting and accessible theatre.”
Working in a costume shop after graduating with Drama and Theatre Studies degree last year, Perry always tries to use social media to spread happiness. “I live to make people smile. Theatre makes me happy and I love to create vlogs to make others happy too. I use social media as a platform of positivity.”