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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