REALLY YOUTHFUL GROUP
The GAOS Really Youthful Group is very active, performing a musical production rehearsed over the summer at one of the Society's usual venues, typically at the end of the school summer holidays.
A Really Youthful Group production usually has a cast of around 30 aged between 8 and 17. A further 50 or more people (most of them youngsters, supervised by experienced GAOS mentors) make up the technical teams for lighting, sound, stage management, construction, publicity, make-up, costumes, and so on.
The Production Guidelines even have a special youth section (See section 3 - Guidelines for youth show directors). We recommend that all potential youth directors read these.
Youth group leadership - as a director or technical team leader - is an excellent learning experience and will teach you lots about effective teamwork, being creative, motivating your cast or backstage team, solving on- or off-stage problems, working to very real rehearsal and show deadlines. Most importantly - it's loads of fun!