Young & Hungry has set the scene for 15-25 year olds to experience the performing arts since the 90’s. Our illustrious alumni include New Zealand acting and playwriting royalty Taika Waititi, Jo Randerson, Jackie van Beek and Briar Grace Smith. The one thing they have in common? They all started off young and hungry for their craft.
Touring during term 2, 2022 and exploring Aotearoa NZ's histories through extracts from key New Zealand plays performed by a professional cast of young people.
There are heaps of ways to get involved with Y&H!
Our purpose is to provide a safe and supportive environment for young and emerging creatives to feel empowered and encouraged to create, participate in and appreciate New Zealand theatre.
Calling all actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians! Find out about opportunities to get your arts on! Y&H is your opportunity to explore the performing arts, for fun, or as a potential pathway to a career in the arts.
Experiencing young people's voices performed by young people is really essential in this industry. So often young people appear misrepresented in theatrical productions and it's great that we have Young & Hungry to keep us on point and contemporary. Well done for keeping it fresh!
I would just stress that importance of just giving things a go and that’s what Young & Hungry taught me. I totally recommend it for anyone looking to get into theatre or even just looking to make some friends.
Having been commissioned by Y&H has been so valuable to me as a playwright. It has not only given me confidence, but also building blocks to become a better writer. It has given me support and my work exposure. It has introduced me to the wider theatre community. But above all, it has cemented my love of theatre and theatre making, not only as a practitioner but also as an audience member.