‘Life on the Praca Roosevelt’
play by German writer, Dea Loher.

Production currently awaiting funding decisions as research & development already taken place. Production to tour UK, Germany & Brazil.

‘Fiver’ – Short film,
premiered at British Film Institute

The piece follows a £5 note as it moves from one person to another, giving the audience a glimpse into the lives of the those in possession of the note. Shot against the backdrop of an incomplete Olympic site in 2009. This project was produced, written and performed by young people aged 15-25, who had never worked on screen before.
Funded by Newham Council.

Director – Abdul Shayek
Camera – Tom o’Keefe
Lighting – Alex Edyvean
Edit – Tom o’Keefe & Alex Edyvean

White Riot

YOCA’s first professional theatre production ‘White Riot’ by Natalie Mitchell performed at fringe venue the ‘Space’ and then transferring to Barking Broadway Theatre.

This was Natalie’s first professional piece and written during her time at the Royal Court writers group. It tells the true story of a young man from South London who leaves to study at Cambridge. He is from a Millwall supporting family, and his father and brother like a ruck on match days. But when he returns for his birthday he questions where his loyalties lie and if this ‘family tradition’ is one he wants to continue with.
This show was in response to the 2009 stabbing and unrest at the West Ham vs Millwall game and one which left a man stabbed and caused huge unrest on streets around West Ham football.

The play uses the framework of football violence to explore a father and son’s relationship, and discusses tolerance, pride, changing generational attitudes, the role class plays in