Acting UP! is an international project supported by the Dutch National Youth Agency through Erasmus+ Youth. The project will bring youth workers, youth leaders, youth theatre workers, theatre practitioners and those supporting performance led initiatives with young people together to explore ‘theatre as an opportunity for youth participation and a vehicle for political change’.
As traditional youth work platforms start to change or disappear, Breakthrough was keen to realise a project that offered a platform to explore how theatre can be used as an opportunity for authentic youth participation and then how this can lead young people being engaged in theatre that can be a political voice and catalyst for political change.
The project is hosted by Breakthrough and international partners include; Connect Art (PT), Kids in Action (GR), Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente (IT), Egyesek Youth Association (HU) and Aunty Social (UK).
The project has two key activities that will take place in the Netherlands and these are;