28 January 2018

Dublin Youth Theatre - The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin

The 7th Annual presentation of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: DUBLIN in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland will take place at the Abbey Theatre on Sunday, 28 January 2018.

A creative team of 6 writers, 6 directors and 30 actors will be joined and supported by a behind-the-scenes team of over 30 theatre professionals to write, direct, rehearse, costume, light, design, stage manage and produce 6 short plays over the weekend of 27-28 January. They will meet for the first time on Saturday evening to start the clock and by the time the audience takes their seats in the Abbey Theatre on Sunday evening, there will be six brand new plays ready for them to enjoy.

Presented in association with The 24 Hour Plays Company NYC, this will be the 7th annual presentation of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: DUBLIN. Since 2012, over €75,000 has been raised for Dublin Youth Theatre through this event, thanks to sponsors, audiences, and every member of the team who donates their time, energy and talent for free! 

Tickets are now on sale:  www.abbeytheatre.ie.

28 January 2018
The Abbey Theatre
Closing date: 19 December

Facilitator Sought for Mayo Youth Theatre

Mayo County Council Arts Service is seeking a consultant for the provision of service as a Youth Theatre Facilitator for Mayo Youth Theatre, Ballina.

Requires minimum two years professional experience in theatre/ drama.

Mayo Youth Theatre (MYT):

MYT is an initiative of Mayo County Council, set up in 1999. It aims to provide access to drama for young people aged between 14 and 22, by promoting, developing and supporting high quality youth theatre, with an emphasis on the attainment of artistic excellence and on personal and social development.

During the school year, once a week, the group meet for two hours in planned workshops provided by the youth theatre facilitator. Occasionally experts in a particular field are invited to provide specialist workshops, for example, during Mayo County Council Arts Service Excel Youth Arts programme.  The workshops take place in Ballina Arts Centre.  Around Easter there is an annual production. In total twenty six workshop sessions take place with up to ten extra sessions prior to a production.

More information here

Any queries, please contact:

Arts Service, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Mayo
T: 094 9047558 or 094 9047471
E: mayoarts@mayococo.ie

Closing Date for Application: Tuesday 19th December 2017 by 5pm.

Closing date: 19 December

Update from Co. Carlow Youth Theatre

CCYT has gone from strength to strength this year. They have a new volunteer Sylvia Fahey who works with the older group. Artstrain graduate Sinead Bolger has been facilitating their newly established younger group. This group, 11-13 yrs, also devised and presented Samhain A Story on the stage of the GB Shaw Theatre as part of the Creative Ireland Halloween Trail in Carlow on Nov 5th. Sinead is leaving soon to go to Athens! The youth theatre wishes her all the best with her new adventures. 
Included in their plans for 2018 is a works-in-progress showing by the older group in late January. 
Both groups will return after the Christmas Break on Mon 15th Jan
11-13 yrs 5:30pm
15-19 yrs 7:00pm
Venue: VISUAL/GB Shaw Theatre
Register for the youth theatre through VISUAL Box Office - 059 917 2400
19 - 21 & 25 - 27 January

Backstage Youth Theatre - The League of Villains

Backstage Youth Theatre present their 8th annual panto. 
Written by Brendan Williams. Directed by Paul Higgins
Fri 19th Jan 8pm
Sat 20th & Sun 21st Jan 3pm
Thurs 25th & Fri 26th Jan 8pm
Sat 27th 3pm
Tickets €10 Family of four €35

Special Group rates for Youth Theatre Ireland members.

‘Junior’ the son of Vill.I.an seeks to take revenge on his fathers enemies and take over the world. He enlists the help of a group of the deadliest ex villains the world has ever known. Can he be stopped? Who will stand up to him and his evil band? Never fear help is here, from an unlikely source. BYT has some more surprise
characters for you this year and plenty more action and excitement. Don’t miss it!!

19 - 21 & 25 - 27 January
Backstage Theatre, Longford
043-3347888 or http://www.backstage.ie/event/panto-fun/
More Info
26 - 28 January

Griese Youth Theatre - Frosted

GYT are bringing January cheer with their panto Frosted a brand new script from Warren McWilliams on January 26th, 27th and 28th in the Meeting House, Ballitore, Co. Kildare. 
The junior groups have been busy with recent performances of The Elves and The Shoemaker and Strawberries in Winter.
They performed an extract from the Elves and the Shoemaker in the National Children's Hospital in Tallaght on Monday December 11th.  This is now an annual event for the youth theatre. 
26 - 28 January
The Meeting House, Ballitore, Co. Kildare

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