Outside the Box… Youth Theatre Practice Symposium REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Registration is now open for Outside the Box… Youth Theatre Practice Symposium. Book early for your chance to share, learn and network with other practitioners.
Wednesday, 21 November, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
How are we pushing the boundaries of youth theatre practice in new ways?
Join us in Limerick to share, learn and network with other youth theatre practitioners! This year’s symposium will explore diverse approaches and ways of working to inspire practitioners to push their youth theatre practice in new directions.
Through presentations, workshops and discussions we’ll explore: the relationship between digital arts and youth theatre; site-specific theatre work; international perspectives; multi-disciplinary work with partner organisations; design thinking in youth theatre; a physical approach to youth theatre workshops; the dramaturg in youth theatre and much, much more!
The Youth Theatre Practice Symposium will be delivered on an all-Ireland basis in partnership with Youth Theatre Ireland, 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 and developments through the lens of the ’Outside the Box’ theme
• Learn new skills and approaches through participation in a specialist drama workshop
• Network with organisations and individuals interested in youth theatre practice
• Share practice and discuss key questions and themes with other participants
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. Tea/coffee will be provided for participants. Lunch is not provided but is available to purchase from the college restaurant or other local venues.
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction
10.15 – 12.00 ‘VIEWPOINTS’ PRESENTATIONS & PANEL Q&A
1 Youth Theatre in the Digital Age
Speaker: Alan King, Youth Theatre Ireland
2 Why don't we do the play here?
Speaker: Tony McCleane-Fay & Marnie McCleane-Fay, Co Wexford Youth Theatre
3 Programming a Children’s and Young People’s Theatre
Speaker: Carl Jørn Johansen, Rogaland Teater
4 The Creative Show
Speaker: Angie Smalis & Deirdre Wilson, Limerick Youth Theatre
5 Youth Theatre in a Youth Work Setting
Speaker: Brian Mullan, Patrician Youth Centre
Panel Discussion chaired by Ella Daly
12.00 – 1.00 Lunch
1.00 – 3.00 WORKSHOPS
Workshop 1: Designing Outside the Box
Facilitated by Niall Rae
Workshop 2: What is a dramaturg? How do I find one? How on earth should I use one? For what? …and why?
Facilitated by Carl Jørn Johansen, Rogaland Teater
Workshop 3: Polaroid Moments of Engagement
Facilitated by Kevin O’Connor, Gonzo Youth Theatre and MIC
3.00 – 3.15 Break
3.15 – 4.15 Roundtables: Themed Group Discussions
4.15 – 4.30 Close
If you have a question or wish to find out more, please contact Rhona Dunnett at 01 878 1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
The Youth Theatre Practice Symposium is delivered in partnership with Youth Theatre Ireland, Theatre NI, and the BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies, Mary Immaculate College and is part-funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Wednesday, 21 November
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick