Youth Associate Collective

NewGens is the youth associate company of HighRise; A creative space for young multidisciplinary artists 16-25 to create, perform& get pathways into jobs and further education in the arts with multiple work placements, apprentice opportunities and support with audition technique.

Most recently NewGens starred in a 3 week, sold out run of Hip-Hop musical The Concrete Jungle Book at The Pleasance. The company received rave reviews and offered NewGens their first professional opportunity to perform on a London Stage.  

The current cohort of NewGens are: Jack Boal, Lauryn Daley, Joseph Lindsay, Lesley Rietta Cobbina, Michael Mbozo, Nicky Rose Roshini, Che Campbell & Che Gordon.

NewGens alumni includes:
Melanie Joyce Ashurst currently studying at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Melodie Karczewski currently studying at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. 
Evie Ward-Drummond currently studying at Guildhall School.
Westerfield Oreoluwa Ibikunle Shoderu currently studying at Guildhall School. 

NewGens is open for referrals year round. If you or a young person you work with is interested in hearing more about the programme, please email Libby on