Ongoing

County Carlow Youth Theatre win Mayoral Award

Huge congratuations to County Carlow Youth Theatre. They were recipients of a Mayoral award in December 2016 for their production How To Live by Eimear Cheasty.

In other County Carlow Youth Theatre news....

CCYT recently presented Project Resolution in VISUAL. It was an evening of new written works and performance presented by the senior members of CCYT. The event showcased the work and explorations of young people as they presented theatre, spoken word, monologues and much more.

Workshops resumed on Jan 16th in VISUAL, with over 30 young people attending

CCYT are beginning an Outreach project with CRYS (Carlow Regional Youth Services) working with younger age groups in Late Feb/Early March.

The youth theatre wishes to thank the Staff at VISUAL & County Carlow Arts Office for their continued support.

Dates:
Ongoing
11 March 2017

Cabinteely Youth Theatre - Celebrating 35 years

Cabinteely Youth Theatre is celebrating 35 years! They are marking it with a performance in The Lexicon,  Dun Laoghaire on Sat 11th March at 7.30pm

They would like to invite past members and friends of CYT.  There will be an opening address by their founder Daphne Felton, a large cake and plenty of photos of their journey!

If you are interested in attending please text Fiona 0872399467

Dates:
11 March 2017
Venue:
The Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire
10 - 11 March 2017

Griese Youth Theatre - Zero for the Young Dudes!

Griese Youth Theatre are performing Zero for the Young Dudes! by Alistair McDowall at the Riverbank Arts Centre on 10th & 11th March. 

It is presented as part of the National Theatre UK Connections:Kildare Festival. 

Directed by Dee Burke, this is a play about revolution, tyranny, and summer camps by an exciting new writer whose work has appeared in the Royal Court and National Theatres in London.

Find out more about Griese Youth Theatre

Dates:
10 - 11 March 2017
Venue:
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Bookings
http://www.riverbank.ie/event/national-theatre-uk-connections-kildare-festival/
More Info
www.riverbank.ie/event/national-theatre-uk-connections-kildare-festival/
10 & 12 March

Kildare Youth Theatre - Extremism

Kildare Youth Theatre will be performing Extremism by Anders Lustgarten at the Riverbank Arts Centre on 10th and 12th March. 

It is presented as part of the National Theatre UK Connections:Kildare Festival.

Directed by Peter Hussey, this provocative new work explores how we are taught to police each other in an age of terror threats and radicalisation. Anders Lustgarten is an internationally renowned political theatre maker from the UK.

Please note: Not suitable for children

Find out more about Kildare Youth Theatre

Dates:
10 & 12 March
Venue:
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Bookings
http://www.riverbank.ie/event/national-theatre-uk-connections-kildare-festival/
More Info
www.riverbank.ie/event/national-theatre-uk-connections-kildare-festival/
Ongoing

Activate Youth Theatre Update

Activate Youth Theatre received Strand 2 funding from NYCI’s Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme and are delighted to announce that Playwright and Director John MacCarthy will be back working with them as director of their upcoming show Don’t Smile till Christmas written by Niall Cleary.  John helped them to develop this script along with Sióg by Ellie Menton, and they’re really excited about starting rehearsals.

Activate took a theatre trip to see CIT’s end of year show Blood Wedding directed by Regina Crowley and met former Activate member Alan Dalton who was production manager on the show! (Pictured above)

Dates:
Ongoing
24 - 25 February

Limerick Youth Theatre’s Transition Year Theatre - Frank Pig Says Hello

Frank Pig Says Hello written by Patrick McCabe and directed by Naomi O’Kelly

Frank Pig Says Hello was written by Patrick McCabe and is directed by Naomi O’Kelly. The play is set in a small rural town in 1960s Ireland. It's about a boy who ‘goes wrong where neglect and loneliness drive him into a dark place. It's also about the host of characters you find in any small town, and the funny and ridiculous ways in which they interact with their neighbours. Working with 24 transition year students from schools in Limerick city and county, counties Clare and Tipperary, the play will be staged by the Transition Year Theatre (TYT) Company at the Belltable on 24 & 25 February 2017.

Limerick Youth Theatre celebrates its 20th birthday this year and we are delighted that a former member of LYT is directing this year’s Transition Year Theatre as part of our year long celebrations. Naomi O’Kelly, in her words ‘a proud ex-member of Limerick Youth Theatre’. Naomi now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, though she tries to stay in touch with Limerick cultural life and contribute to it. Her practice is quite wide, and she uses a range of skills to make a variety of events based on performance, well-being and community empowerment. Some of her recent projects have included; A Great Hall by the Sea, a one-woman puppetry performance with the National Theatre of Scotland, Five Houses, a community production with Limerick's The Gaff, and bedside storytelling in all wards at Glasgow Children's Hospital. Naomi is working with Imaginate and Puppet Animation Scotland to make 10,000 Mistakes, a show for children about the idea that it's ok to make mistakes. She is the recipient of a new award which will help her develop multi-sensory theatre for young people with PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilities) in Scotland.

 One of the reasons why the director chose Frank Pig Says Hello is for its unique style. She added; ‘it is likely to be different from anything that the young cast have done before, requiring a larger-than-life performance style, and a playful approach to staging. With just three weeks to get to grips with a new style and a new script, the whole team is working hard, learning the most important lesson you can get from any work experience: everyone has just have to go for it!’

Angie Smalis, Artistic Director of LYT commented; ‘I have been overwhelmed by the response to the open call for our TYT project this year.  It is wonderful to see so many young adults considering theatre as a potential career and making the decision to take part in the creative process of theatre-making. This year, LYT celebrates its 20th birthday and we are proud and privileged to have Naomi O’Kelly direct Frank Pig Says Hello at the Belltable, Naomi is supported by a full team of professionals assisting this emerging ensemble take some of their first steps into the art of theatre making and performance.  I am looking forward to seeing all three shows and witness everyone’s achievement’.

Time: Friday 24 February at 2pm and 8pm/Saturday 25 February at 2pm

Ticket: 10 euro (5 euro school bookings)

Transition Youth Theatre (TYT) is a special outreach programme offered to transition year students by Limerick Youth Theatre. The programme gives students interested in all aspects of theatre, a chance to stage their own production with a professional crew in an established venue in Limerick City.

Limerick Youth Theatre (LYT) is a company of young performers, dancers, writers, designers, directors, producers and film-makers, located in Limerick. LYT was set up in 1997 with a vision of providing a unique opportunity for young people from all backgrounds to cross social/cultural divides through youth drama experiences. It runs a two-year training course in theatre and performance arts. 

Dates:
24 - 25 February
Venue:
Belltable, Limerick
Bookings
061 953 400
More Info
https://www.limetreetheatre.ie/show/frank-pig-says-hello/

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