27 March 2020

Youth Theatre Ireland Launches #YouthTheatreTuesdays

Sharing ideas, insights and inspirational ways to keep programmes on track.

As we find ourselves in uncharted territory, each of us are finding ways to cope with current challenges in our own way. The Youth Theatre Ireland team spent last week thinking of ways that they can continue to support youth theatres in the coming weeks and months. This week they launched #YouthTheatreTuesdays. Each Tuesday, youth theatre leaders come together in a video conference to share ideas, insights and inspirational ways to keep their programmes on track.

Michelle Carew, Director, Youth Theatre Ireland noted the exceptional resourcefulness of youth theatre leaders around the country. "It has been inspirational to see the resourcefulness of youth theatres who are actively innovating to continue to meet young people's need to come together and create as a group. The values of the creative collective that are the hallmark of youth theatre are needed now more than ever during this time of isolation."

This week’s topic was ‘Preliminary Artistic Responses to COVID 19 from the Youth Theatre Community’ and speakers included Graham O'Neill from Dublin Youth Theatre, Jo Quinn from Fracture and Nenagh Youth Theatres, Peter Hussey from Kildare Youth Theatre and Christina Matthews from Droichead Youth Theatre who shared some strategies they are using to continue working with their groups.

Items discussed included tips for online workshops, warm-ups and best ways to manage group video calls. Youth Theatre Ireland feels that it is vital to support youth theatre workers as much as possible over the next few months. This face-to-face time will offer support and comfort to all during the current crisis. For more supports and resources, visit YouthTheatre.ie

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