TYPT is Talawa's flagship programme for emerging theatre makers (18-25 years old).
Every year, Talawa puts emerging practitioners into a rehearsal room with a professional multi-disciplinary team, to devise and produce an original piece of theatre.
Over four weeks of intensive rehearsals the TYPT company work together to develop their practice, test ideas and explore new ways of working.
Here is what some TYPT alumni have to say:
"I joined TYPT at 17. I always knew I wanted to become an actor but I was uncertain how I was to go about it. Then I discovered TYPT! The TYPT experience was incredible – uplifting, inspiring and supportive. It was the gateway that led to the career I now enjoy, working with film, television and theatre makers all over the world. Those first tentative days exploring the world of theatre with the support of the TYPT family and Talawa were an amazing time. It’s probably not an over statement to describe TYPT as life changing. Don’t give joining TYPT a second thought, just do it.
“I came to TYPT looking for the empowerment to develop as a performer and writer, and I certainly succeeded, we all did. The greatest part of being part of the TYPT family was, well, just that – being part of a supportive family, a community of trustworthy inspiring people that enabled me to develop and grow as an artist and person. TYPT allowed me to create friendships which have lasted thus far and make connections in the world of Drama that have benefited my career greatly. Talawa’s enduring faith in developing new artists is remarkable and for my own journey TYPT was the biggest part of that. If you're interested in developing your craft, in ensemble work, in your own identity and individuality as an artist, I'd suggest you make TYPT your first call!”