Performers

The youth theatre strand of AIYF has grown in recent years, and the festival welcomes both local and international performing companies in 2017. Offering both self-devised plays and adaptations, there is something for everyone including musical theatre and scenario-based drama where the audience is immersed in the performance. Look out for shows taking place at the Lemon Tree

Variant Theatre (Ukraine)
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Variant Theater was created in 2015 by students of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The director and head of the team is Tymofij Binyukov. The first performance was an existential drama "Fahrenheit 451" was successfully shown in their hometown and in Dnipro city at the festival of youth theaters. The second performance "Mauno" is a success in Kharkiv, and in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, at the festival on... SEE DETAILS »
The BELONGING theatre workshop, (UK)
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The BELONGING theatre workshop will be held at ACT during the week of 31 July.  BELONGING is a new play with music set at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and takes place in both 1991 (in the run up to Czechoslovakia’s split) and in 2014 (on the eve of the Scottish Referendum), exploring themes of friendship, loyalty, trans-continental love, awkwardness and, of course, independence.  The free... SEE DETAILS »
Collision (Scotland)
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Collision creates small scale touring theatre for and with young adults. Through performance and creative opportunities Collision encourage a greater dialogue about what it is to be a young person in todays society, through the exploration of people, place and identity. Collision have a specific approach that is rooted in responding to the young person’s experience of their ‘communities.’ Through devised performance and new writing, we present work locally, regionally and nationally. Since our... SEE DETAILS »
Encore, (USA)
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Encore are a high school based in California where students are trained to realise their diverse potential both academically and artistically! They produce world class education in a variety of arts conservatoires. Encore will produce a show around music, dance, acting and circus into entertaining stories with a rock music base. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »
Jamaica Youth Theatre, (Jamaica)
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Jamaica Youth Theatre (JYT), comprises of young thespians from across the island each with a burning passion for theatre. JYT creates theatre targeting young people as a means of social change, with a commitment to using Jamaican indigenous forms and popular culture to engage its audience. Over the years, the group has developed its own style of edgy stage and video presentations which it uses... SEE DETAILS »
La Inestable 21 (Spain)
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La Inestable 21 Theatre Company was set up by the “Aula Municipal de Teatre de Lleida” (Drama School) in 2001 as a pre-professional, educational project. During these years it has enabled teenagers from the city to enjoy an experience which has taken them to the length and breadth of our country to theatres, festivals and competitions, whilst performing the shows at a high artistic level. Broadly... SEE DETAILS »
Dramatic Troop for Artistic Creation (Morocco)
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This ambitious troop, from Tiznit, is composed of actors’ aged between 18 and 24 years old, founded on the basis of brotherhood, sincerity and a desire to succeed in its artistic process. They are also young musicians and do an international cultural exchange tour annually since 2012. 'Parasuicide' An exciting psychological show about a doctor, researching ghosts and spirits and a man that is haunted by... SEE DETAILS »
Foreign Language Centre (Russia)
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The Foreign Language Centre are a group keen on introducing foreign languages into staging musicals. They are excited to come to AIYF this year and learn new skills and gain new experiences. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »
Mitchell School of Drama (UK)
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Mitchell School of Drama is based in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and aims to cultivate an interest in theatre and drama by providing classes for a wide range of abilities and the opportunity to appear in a variety of stage productions. Many past performers from the school have gone on to study drama full time and are now working as actors, directors and in television. MSD have... SEE DETAILS »
Afrika E Ntle Theatre Workshop (South Africa)
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The Africa E Ntle Theatre Workshop was founded in 2003 in Ga-rahkuwa, and currently has 10 members. The organisation’s aim is to create vibrant and active theatre pieces, which contribute to the development of South Africa, both socially and economically. The organisation promotes social stability and contributes to wellness, as well as enhancing overall community development. The group has performed at many local festivals, and... SEE DETAILS »

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