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Thank you to everyone that attended our alumni event! We had a wonderful time taking a step back in time with so many CAPA College graduates - make sure to opt into emails so that we can contact you for future events!⭐ Read all about the day here: hours ago 4
RT @reecemcmahon: I left @CAPACOLLEGE in 2014. It’s just as much a family now as it was then - such a great trip down memory lane today wit…3 days ago 2
What an AMAZING day reuniting the CAPA College alumni!! 💛 Thank you to everyone that joined in today, there was an incredible turn out. We hope that you have enjoyed the day as much as we have! Here are just some of the highlights from today! #CAPACollegeFam #StepBackInTime days ago 3
RT @lukejharley: So so so so amazing to see such lovely happy faces today at the @CAPACOLLEGE event. I miss it so much and can’t wait to go…3 days ago 2
RT @cam_wright30: What an amazing morning catching up with @CAPACOLLEGE staff and alumni - it was so good to see everyone! Miss you all mor…3 days ago 2
RT @DominicBooth_: had an absolute BLAST with @CAPACOLLEGE and the rest of the Alumni today! so heart warming to see so many familiar faces…3 days ago 2
RT @johnwilliam_w: CAPA COLLEGE REUNION 🌞✨🌻👏 so amazing to see everyone again and GET A SWEAT ON 🔥 beautiful people, and a wonderful colleg…3 days ago 3
RT @joey97t: What a fantastic day, having a good dance and catchup with the @CAPACOLLEGE family! It’s so great seeing everyone’s faces even…3 days ago 2
Amazing to see so many CAPA College alumni enjoying today's virtual reunion event!💛 days ago 2
RT @Sophie_Devs: My heart is SO FULL (and face is very red) after an @AlexBowen92 jazz class this morning. Been waiting 2 years for that an…3 days ago 4

CAPA College begin research and development for play ‘If Not Now, When?’ by launching an insightful new podcast 

CAPA College received National Lottery Project Grants funding from Arts Council England to develop, If Not Now, When?, written by young, emerging writer Isabel Hague (read more here). Research and development has now begun for the CAPA College student’s 2019 National Theatre New Views annual playwriting competition winning play If Not Now, When?, which is set to tour across the Yorkshire region. 

The play will be performed by CAPA College’s in-house theatre company, Momentum Theatre, directed by in-house directors Stacey Johnstone and Katy Dartsch and supported by guest director, Joseph Hancock who will contribute to making If Not Now, When? a full-length studio performance of 80 minutes.  

Despite the current uncertain times brought by the UK lockdown meaning that R&D must begin in an unconventional way, the show must go on! CAPA College’s Momentum Theatre have already begun online workshops ensuring that the project continues with strength. 

Director, Stacey Johnstone says: “Like many companies, funded and/or planned projects are one of those things we are holding on to and carry with us through these isolated but not entirely disconnected times. These projects are the good kinds of baggage, the things we choose to carry forwards with us. The very title of the show is what many people will be asking of venues If Not Now, When? We are sitting with “when”, being in the future, a future that will inevitably happen, after many deep breaths together.” 

If Not Now, When?, explores character Liam’s turbulent relationship with his sister Chelsey. Liam is misusing alcohol, but Chelsey sees his potential. In a world fractured by their family’s past, Chelsey and Liam try to piece together their future. As the R&D begins, it is important for the cast to explore the character relationships to create a meaningful and poignant play. Isabel Hague says, “Their relationship is clearly unique but despite the fact they are siblings by definition, they will always be friends by choice.” 

Director Stacey Johnstone has begun documenting this process in an insightful new podcast. Starting with characterisation, continue to follow the journey of Momentum Theatre’s R&D of If Not Now, Whenin weekly new podcasts which will be added to this news story. Listen to week one’s podcast below: