Ad Astra means “to the stars” and Astra Nova, as the youth ensemble of this fresh, innovative company, means “new stars.” At Astra Nova, we want to give young people the opportunity to grow and nurture their talent. Through scriptwriting, play-building and exploratory performance, young people from 16 – 30 will find an avenue to incubate and grow their talents. We want young people to reach, secure in the knowledge that they are supported by the organisation of Ad Astra.
This performance tells the tragic story of a young girl's experimentation with drugs and the impact of her decisions on those closest to her.
Creating our own work
Young people with a passion for scriptwriting will have the opportunity to meet once a week on a Saturday afternoon to create and workshop scripts, ultimately performing selected works in the Ad Astra space.
Devised by Astra Nova
In late November, 2018, the first of the works devised by Astra Nova will be presented at 57 Misterton, directed by Rebecca Condon. This is yet to be devised, but many ideas are on the table for development.