Playing A/Part

Peer Productions’ Artistic Director Nina Lemon has started work on an exciting new collaborative project working with academics and practitioners from Kent and Surrey universities to explore creativity in Autistic girls. “I was first approached by Dr. Nicola Shaughnessy from Kent University almost two years ago regarding her development of an Arts and Humanities Research […]

Playing LGBT+

As our team prepare to revive our sex education play Losing It for the International Youth Arts Festival we talked to two of Peer Productions’ 2017/18 cohort of actors have been reflecting on their roles in Losing It: a play about coming together and falling apart. Here they discuss the representation of LGBTQ+ characters, both in Losing […]

Love, Beauty, Attraction

Tomorrow our Artistic Director Nina will continue the research and development phase for her new play (working title LBA – Love, Beauty, Attraction) which has been commissioned for an urban, Indian youth audience. She will be joined for the next phase of the project by a diverse team of talented, professional, young actors. Peer Productions alumna […]

International Women’s Day: Our Artistic Director talks about Generation Girls

On International Women’s Day 2018, I wanted to write something about our Generation Girls programme, which is one of the Peer Productions projects of which I am most proud. It’s the participatory project which has personally moved me the most. It is a programme from which I have learned a great deal.The premise is simple: […]

India

Peer Productions’ Artistic Director Nina Lemon has been commissioned to develop a new play exploring gender, sexuality and consent for an urban Indian audience. Her research led her to Mumbai where she met with Indian creatives, campaigners, charity workers, teachers and young people to discuss the issues that matter most to them. Working in partnership with […]

Forgotten Women

Peer Productions are currently working alongside Bishopsgate Institute to develop a new podcast series, Forgotten Women, that wants to celebrate female British activists who have been pushed into the margins of history. Working together with heritage partners, professional actors and playwrights and our talented young artists from our Actor Development Programme, we are releasing 10 […]

Where Are Young Men In The Arts?

The Peer Productions team are proud to have been involved in the early stages of the careers of numerous exceedingly talented male actors, from Micheal Mac Liammoir Award nominee, Dan Ireland-Reeves, to The Wind In The Willows West End understudy, Chris Aukett. However, with a stark decrease in the number of young people opting to study GCSE Drama […]

What They Did Next – Celebrating Our Alumni

Having run Peer Productions for eleven years and now trained well over one hundred young people on our unique actor training programme, it is a tremendous pleasure to see updates from our graduates or to bump into them and hear their news. I live a little vicariously through them and I root for them as […]

Peer Productions is moving to Bracknell

Award-winning youth arts charity Peer Productions are delighted to announce that they are moving in to ‘the Creative Heart of Berkshire’, South Hill Park Arts Centre, in September. Founded in 2006 and currently based in Woking, Peer Productions is a unique theatre charity that specialises in peer education through theatre. Each year they recruit and train […]

Hidden Public Performance – 17th December 2016

 Back for its third successful year, Hidden: A play about self-worth, mental health and self-harm explores the stories of three very different teenagers’ struggles with self-harm, mental health problems and their journeys to recovery. The play addresses self-harming behaviours and its triggers in an accessible format, designed to be direct, frank and to engage young […]