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About Urban Young Actors

We want to inspire young people to be the best that they can be. So often it has been the case that because children may have been unable to attend a local drama group due to expensive class fees or locations they have never realised their talents and full creative potential. We often hear also that children have not felt comfortable/confident in other groups- this does not happen at Urban- we really are like one big family! The positive effects a good drama group can have on a young person are immeasurable. We at Urban Young Actors believe that setting up a safe, secure and creative environment helps children to grow in a positive manner, which can enhance all areas of life. It is a wonderful thing to attend a workshop with likeminded individuals and to feel a sense of personal achievement after every session. We aim to have a diverse mix of children in our group who will be keen to work together and learn from each other.

 

The group is entry on audition only. The main reason for this is to ensure personal attention and encouragement to each child therefore our numbers are limited. We also want to maintain a high quality of actors to continue our excellent relationships with casting directors. We are looking for 'Real' kids with a natural ability, willingness to learn, and a strong dedication to the group. It is very important children attend their 2 hour session every week to show their commitment to the group.

Kieran - Lead Tutor:
Kieran

After graduating from the Birmingham School of Acting’s BA Acting course, Kieran walked straight into a lead role in ‘The Domestic Crusaders’ by Wajahat Ali at Tara Theatre, London. Since then, Kieran has performed internationally in theatre, TV and film. His credits include ‘Two Seas’ – a film by Orlando Cubitt, ‘The Unblinding’ – a brand new musical by Sarah Henley and worldwide commercials for Coca Cola and Intu Shopping Centres. Other credits include corporate work for the BBC, the principal role in ‘Macbeth’, Jim O’Connor in Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Glass Menagerie’ and many more.

In 2016, Kieran competed in the prestigious TriForce Monologue Slam which he was delighted to win. Most recently, he was once again cast as Mo in ‘The Unblinding’, this time for voiceover work. The project is currently in production and will be presented as an entirely new genre - a hybrid of musical theatre and a graphic novel.

Kieran is also a Creative Associate for Strictly Arts Theatre and is involved with all their latest productions.