08 February 2019

3-Day Laying the Foundations Masterclass in Dublin

Bookings are now open for our three-day Masterclass in Youth Drama Facilitation

When? Mon, 29 April to Wed, 1 May 2019
Where? Studio 2 in The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1
What time? 10:00am - 5:00pm each day
How much? €150 (workshop fee includes a copy of Laying the Foundations: A guide to youth drama facilitation)

What will I do in the Masterclass?
Youth Theatre Ireland is delighted to offer you a three-day Masterclass in Youth Drama Facilitation that will give you an excellent grounding in the field. You will be introduced to the facilitation methodologies as outlined in Laying the Foundations: A guide to youth drama facilitation, a practical youth drama manual that guides facilitators through a ten-week drama workshop programme for youth theatre members. Your three-day training will include practical drama workshops, planning exercises, discussion, and feedback sessions. The process will help you interrogate Laying the Foundations from the facilitator’s perspective and gain an insight into how to best use the publication. All Masterclass participants will receive a free copy of Laying the Foundations (a €28 value).

Who is this course for? 
Anyone who wants to develop their facilitation skills to work creatively with young people such as:

  • Actors and artists
  • Writers
  • Filmmakers
  • Musicians
  • Youth theatre facilitators
  • Youth workers
  • Youth arts practitioners
  • Youth leaders

What if I’m an experienced facilitator? No worries, Laying the Foundations will provide fresh approaches to your facilitation practice.

What will I learn?

  • A host of transferable skills through the facilitation methodologies used in youth theatre
  • Skills you can use to kick-start and plan a creative project with young people
  • How to source new material and ways to approach elements of creative facilitation using drama techniques
  • How to explore fresh ways of building basic drama skills with a group
  • Planning exercises

Who’s facilitating the Masterclass?
Dave Kelly, author of Laying the Foundations, and Youth Theatre Ireland’s National Training Co-ordinator. Dave developed and delivered Artstrain, Youth Theatre Ireland's full-time Drama Facilitation QQI level 6 course, which ran until 2017.

I still have questions. Who can I contact? Email Dave directly at dave@youththeatre.ie, or ring him on 01-878-1301.

Where do I sign up? Book yout ticket here through EventBrite.

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