COLLABORATOR: The Young REP
LOCATION: Jewellery Qtr, Birmingham
STUDENTS: BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Interior, MArch
PROJECT TYPE: Event, set design, multi-media work
The Young REP is Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s youth theatre company, working with young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Young people work with professional theatre-makers to create and produce a broad range of high quality theatrical experiences.
This year’s production was Antigone, and performed at @AE Harris – a metalworks factory that supports theatre performances including company Stan’s Cafe.
Co.LAB produced initial concepts, working in groups that focussed on one of four acts in the play. Ideas were then developed with the REP production team for the performance. Working with a fabric structure on stage, a standalone tree prop and a video projection of a film specifically produced by Co.LAB, the set enhances the tragedy and emotions of the play in an immersive theatrical setting.
The play sold out over four nights.