01 November 2019

Day two of Which way from here? Youth Theatre Symposium, sees the launch of Playshare 2020.

Day two of Which way from here? Youth Theatre Symposium, sees the launch of Playshare 2020.

As part of Which way from here? Youth Theatre Symposium, Youth Theatre Ireland will be launching Playshare 2020 at The Granary UCC on Saturday November 23rd.

It’s been a bumper year of new writing for youth theatre and we are extremely proud to be adding 15 new plays to Playshare this year.

From almost fifty submissions, the depth of creativity and variety has been extraordinary.

Whether it's the contemporary urban experience of DUBS or the National Youth Theatre’s Ask Too Much Of Me. Then there is the jaw-dropping surrealism of Homage To An American In Paris or the future world dystopia of Zugzwang.  All these plays offer youth theatres some hilarious, thought-provoking and exciting challenges.

We are especially excited to be partnering with Fighting Words, to include several short plays developed through their young writer's programmes.

To celebrate the launch, we are equally thrilled to welcome five affiliated youth theatres who will be performing staged extracts on the day.


Limerick Youth Theatre performing extracts from Almost Forgotten by Kel Menton.

UCC Youth Theatre  (Cork ) performing extracts from DUBS, Devised by Complex Youth Theatre with Anthony Goulding & Killian Kirwan.

Activate Youth Theatre (Cork ) performing extracts from All Over And Out, devised by Droichead Youth Theatre with Daniel Thomson and Christina Matthews.

Fracture & Nenagh  Youth Theatres (Co.Tipperary) perform extracts from Fighting Words  - A Selection of Short Plays From Young Writers.

Bones by Cillian Sheehan

Bluetooth by Rachel Thornton 

Procedure by Mórna Henehan

A Paper Airplane by Rahil Kassouri 

Our ever-expanding database of plays contains work of all descriptions for use by youth theatres and school groups. They include one-acts, dramas, comedies and a large number of devised works written for specific youth theatres. Each one of these is available to the wider public from our website

Come join us at The Granary, UCC  at 2.30 pm for this wonderful event.

Tickets for the symposium are available here and if you would like to attend the Playshare launch ONLY please email Alan King.

Tickets are free but places must be reserved in advance from Alan King at Youth Theatre Ireland

The Youth Theatre Symposium is delivered in partnership with Youth Theatre Ireland,
Theatre NI and the Department of Theatre, University College Cork.

It is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and The Gaeltacht under the Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme.

Main images features  Homage To An American In Paris (credit: Mary Duffy), Almost Forgotten (credit: Activate Youth Theatre) & Ask Too Much Of Me (credit: Ros Kavanagh)


Saturday November 23rd at 2.30pm


The Granary UCC


Contact Alan King at Youth Theatre Ireland

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