The Runaway Company is a youth theatre company that pursues two main aims:
the integration of music and theatre in our productions to tell the stories of youths, and
the providing of a platform for committed youths with potential to participate in these productions.
We believe this platform is necessary to allow such youths to explore music, theatre and their production, regardless of past experience in these areas. Our productions and activities provide opportunities for all TRC youths to explore new areas of interest or develop in one specialisation, as well as to exchange ideas, skills and knowledge through working together.
We also believe in the power of integrating music and theatre to communicate stories and capture experiences. This can refer to musical theatre, music written to enhance plays, scripts spun out of music; or any combination of these two elements. Music can articulate universal emotions where words or movement can fall short. This is relevant not only in making our productions more accessible, but also in conveying the myriad of intense emotions characteristic to youth (a time of transition, change and self-discovery), as we seek to do.
Community - We want to create a safe space where we can freely communicate our ideas, support one another in our learning and offer suggestions in a respectful and caring way.
Commitment - We want to bring together responsible and dedicated youths who believe in our vision, and actively contribute where they have committed to do so.
Growth - We want to give chances to youths to develop their areas of potential, whether or not they have credentials in these specialisations or plan to formally study them.