27 September - 01 October

Dublin Youth Theatre at the Dublin Theatre Festival

This year Dublin Youth Theatre's  Big Show this is a room… will be a part of the Dublin Theatre Festival’s 60th anniversary programme!

this is a room...

Goldfish keep growing as long as they have room to grow into. This is not true of people, or millionaires with mansions would be ten feet tall. What IS true is that the houses we grow up in leave marks on us, for better or worse. This is a play about the first eighteen years of your life and all of the things you may or may not learn in that time. How to cook, how to share a room without going insane, how to be happy. It’s about how after those eighteen years you’re expected to know certain things, even though there isn’t a class. It’s about how that’s scary, even if you’re prepared. It’s about how lots of people aren’t, not even remotely.

this is a room... is performed by young people who will never own houses. If you grew up somewhere, this show is for you.

Written by: Dylan Coburn Gray Directed by: Veronica Coburn

Cast: Abigail Adrian-Sisson, Liadh Blake, Isaac Casey, Niamh Cotter, Jane Finnegan, Jessie Flynn,Eoin Fullston, Joe Gallagher, Bríain Hudson, Eimear Hussey, Aaron Katambay, Finn Kilbride, Pippa Molony, Sibéal Ní Mhaoileoin, Celine O’Brien, Colm O’Rourke, Andrew Richardson, Amy Shields, Lee Stafford, Seán Talbot, Ceri-May Thomas.

Set & Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer | Lighting Design: Eamon Fox

Venue: Project Arts Centre (Cube)
Preview: Sept 27, 7.45pm
Dates: Sept 28 & 29 - 7.45pm | Sept 30, 2.45pm & 7.45pm | Oct 1, 2.45pm Tickets: €12 – €18
Duration: Approx. 90 mins. No interval.

Talking Theatre: Sept 30, post-show (2.45pm). With Veronica Coburn & Dylan Coburn-Gray.

Suitable for ages 14+ | Supported by CDYSB & Dublin City Council. Funded through the Arts Council’s YPCE Programme Activity Fund.

Booking:Online: dublintheatrefestival.com | phone: +353 1 677 8899 Join the conversation: #thisisaroom #DTF17 

In Other DYT News.....

Dublin Youth Theatre has a new General Manager: Sarah Bragg-Bolger

Sarah is an experienced administrator in the arts and educational sectors.   She moved to Ireland from Canada to study Drama and English at Trinity College Dublin.  She also has an MA from King’s College London in Shakespeare Studies.  Sarah has worked with the Lambert Puppet Theatre, the Gate Theatre (Dublin), Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Dublin Theatre Festival.   Most recently Sarah has been working in the largest English language school in Dublin,
the Emerald Cultural Institute.  She is delighted to combine working with young people and theatre in her new role as General Manager at the Dublin Youth Theatre.

27 September - 01 October
Project Cube, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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21 - 23 September

Backstage Youth Theatre - DNA

Backstage Youth Theatre presents their second co-production with Backstage Theatre Canal Studio, DNA by Dennis Kelly, directed by Maisie Lee.

After the success of their 20th anniversary co-production Frank Pig Says Hello in 2015 directed by Niall Cleary, BYT were keen to do another co-production with a guest director. So they are delighted to welcome Maisie as the cast tackles DNA.

This is a jet-black comedy that lays bare the way that self-interest, peer pressure and an inability to really connect and empathise with others leads to a creeping corruption, as a group of teenagers become more and more determined to get away with murder. Don’t miss it!!

There will be a post-show talk on Fri 22nd Sept with director Maisie Lee and the cast.

Tickets are €12/€8 with a special discount rate of just €6 to youth groups of 10 or more.  Contact Backstage on 043 33 47888 or admin@backstage.ie for group bookings.

21 - 23 September
Backstage Theatre, Longford
043 33 47888 or http://www.backstage.ie/events/dna/
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Waterford Youth Arts - Upcoming Events

Horribly Historic Trails

As part of the Imagine Arts Festival 2017 Waterford Youth Arts will create a new promenade story to scare all the young children of Waterford! Called Horribly Historical Trails they will explore the city’s dark history and folk stories and turn them into a scary history trail that happens around the city's Viking Triangle. The show will happen nightly at 7.30pm during the Imagine Arts Festival and bring a Halloween flavour to the festival.

It will be performed by WYA drama older members aged 15 – 19 years and is directed and written by Martina Collender. The Festival takes place from 19 - 29 October. For more information www.imagineartsfestival.com

The Lit.

The Lit Festival of Reading and Writing is Ireland's first dedicated literature festival for teenagers run by teenagers. It was enabled though a grant from the Arts Council's Young Ensembles Scheme. This project is run by the older members from Creative Writing section of Waterford Youth Arts and facilitated by tutor Eimear Cheasty.

The Lit offers a number of different workshops and readings from many acclaimed authors/writers including Colm Keegan, Dave Lordan, Lisa McInerney, Kevin Barry and many more.

There are workshops for all young people interested in reading, writing and literature. There will also be lots of opportunities for young people themselves to create new work, film events and open mic sessions. 

The Lit takes place at various venues in Waterford City on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November. It will include an opportunity for Dublin teenagers to travel down to Waterford on Saturday 11th while experiencing a live writing workshop on the train. Through sponsorship by Irish Rail, they will have an exclusive carriage for this workshop event called 'Writers in Training'  and then a full day in Waterford participating with all the activities before returning on the 6.25pm train. Prices are extremely affordable €25 for train journey and full day of workshops.

Check out their Facebook Page for More Info.


Griese Youth Theatre - Create Your own Film! & New Youth Theatre term

Griese Ballitore Young Film Makers (an initiative of Griese Youth Theatre) present – Create your own Film!

Are you interested in writing, directing, starring in your own film? Then this course could be for you!

Ages 13 -18
When: Tuesday 31 October – Friday 03 November
Time: 10am – 4pm daily
Where: The Meeting House, Balitore, Co. Kildare.

Write, Direct and Star in your Own Movie.
This exciting course offers participants the opportunity to experience the world of filmmaking first hand. You will be introduced to all aspects of the filmmaking process including script writing, directing, camera and sound operation, lighting, acting for camera and set design.This is a valuable chance to get real hands on experience with professional film equipment and to get creative writing and making your very own short film.

What happens when the course is finished?
A few weeks after the course is finished there will be a screening of the films made and all participants will be given a copy of the films on DVD. Make sure to come along to the screening as we will be announcing exciting news about an upcoming young filmmakers group in Balitore.

Course Tutor
Peter Kelly, independent filmmaker and creative director of Tallaght Young Filmmakers.

For Booking and Further Information
Contact Leish Burke: 0877528398 or grieseyouththeatre99@gmail.com

Griese Youth Theatre - New Term Begins!
Enrollment for the new term of Griese Youth Theatre takes place on Tuesday 05 September between 3 - 8pm. 

First years meet on Fridays from 6-7.30pm. Second years also on Fridays from 7.30 - 9.30pm. All workshops take place in the Meeting House Ballitore, Co. Kildare. 

22 September

Sligo Youth Theatre - Away with the Fairies!

Sligo Youth Theatre in collaboration with circus performer, Alan Conlon are excited to invite you to a thrilling new production, Away with the Fairies! A lively show combining circus skills, masks and conventional theatre which will transport the audience to a fascinating, highly charged world of changelings and magic. Some sprightly fun for all the family! 

Factory Performance Space @7pm, 8pm & 9pm on 22 September as part of Culture Night. 

Artwork by Wayne O'Connor.
22 September
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street Sligo.

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