05 October 2017

In the Making: Youth Theatre Practice Symposium

How do youth theatre values shape our approach to creating theatre with young people?

Join us in Limerick to share, learn and network with other youth theatre practitioners! This year’s symposium will focus on making theatre with young people. It will consider the unique and particular artistic practices, challenges and ways of sharing which inspire how we make work in youth theatres.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November  2017                                           

Venue: Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

We're delighted to announce that the symposium programme this year will include contributions from: Veronica Coburn; Niall Cleary (Activate Youth Theatre); Jean-Marie Perinetti (Sligo Youth Theatre); and Anna Galligan (Kilkenny Youth Theatre); and more presenters and facilitators to be announced shortly! The Youth Theatre Practice Symposium will be delivered on an all-Ireland basis in partnership with Theatre NI and the BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.The symposium is aimed broadly at those already engaged in youth theatre practice as well as participants with an interest in youth theatre from the theatre, education, youth work and community sectors.

Participants can expect to:

  • Explore current youth theatre practice through a series of presentations, discussions and practical workshops
  • Discover recent projects, case studies and developments through the lens of the ’In the Making’ theme
  • Learn new skills and approaches through participation in specialist drama workshops
  • Network with organisations and individuals interested in youth theatre practice
  • Discuss key questions and themes with other participants and share practice

Attendance at the symposium is free of charge, however registration is essential. Participants can select a workshop of their choice for the afternoon when registering. Booking will be available here from 11 October and a symposium programme will be available to download.

Your opportunity to contribute to the programme!

We are inviting youth theatre leaders to contribute a 2 minute 'shout-out' on a topic close to their heart during the Group Discussion session. Youth theatre leaders can voice their response to the 'In the Making…" theme, lead a group discussion on the topic and then feed-back to the rest of the symposium participants. Contact rhona@youththeatre.ie if you'd like to get involved!

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