The Talentz alumni Owen Kennedy has kindly written about his experiences with us and where performing has taken him.
Hi! My name is Owen and I am an artist now based in London. I used to live near Maidstone and took part in a half a dozen Talentz’ productions whilst in my teenage years.
I began in 2016 when I travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe as Buddy the Elf in ‘Elf – The Musical’. I hadn’t been to the Fringe before, and since going with Talentz I have now been each year (aside from 2019 👀). It’s one thing to go to the Fringe as a tourist, another to feel a part of the Festival itself, and that’s an experience which I will treasure forever.
The opportunity to perform at a young age should never be missed out on. To be surrounded by talented individuals who all wanted to do the same thing I wanted to do really gave me a home away from home for those oftentimes confusing years. It helped me develop my confidence and persona on stage, and helped solidify what it really was I wanted to get out of performing.
I’m now proud to watch my niece perform with Talentz on a regular basis, with their summer schools and most recently in ‘Cinderella’.
You can see more of Owen’s work on his social media pages below:
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