PlayActing Youth Theatre: Participation in Leadership & Advocacy Training and Arts Centre Initiative
Four PYT members participated in the National Youth Council of Ireland’s Arts Programme in Leadership and Advocacy Training where, over two days, they learned about the rights of young people in terms of the arts, local and national government, and dealing with the media and digital campaigns. They are pictured below with Daniel Meister, communications manager at NYCI.
PlayActing Youth Theatre is also launching a campaign for an Arts Centre in the Celbridge/Maynooth/Leixlip area to serve the needs of their community. They are seeking support from youth theatres in the area and all North Kildare arts groups to raise awareness of the project, which will be formally launched in the next few weeks. Contact them here on Facebook.
Sligo Youth Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Director
Sligo Youth Theatre (SYT) enjoyed the creative talents of Artistic Director Jean-Marie Perinetti for over seven years. Jean-Marie has moved on to new adventures in Portugal, and SYT wishes him the very best in the future. Sligo Youth Theatre is also delighted to announce the arrival of Rónán Mac Raoís as their new Artistic Director. Rónán brings a huge amount of experience, talent and enthusiasm to the North West, and SYT are excited to begin working together. Sligo Youth Theatre continues to be an integral part of the arts scene for young people in Sligo and is excited to embrace change for Jean-Marie, Rónán, and for Sligo Youth Theatre members.
County Limerick Youth Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty
County Limerick Youth Theatre
Get ready for another rollercoaster Panto from Thomas O'Leary performed by the entire ensemble of County Limerick Youth Theatre!
Join County Limerick Youth Theatre for live music, a creepy woodland, handsome princes, ugly goblins, lots of laughs, and family fun!
Where? The HoneyFitz Theatre in Lough Gur, County Limerick
When? December 7, 8, and 9
How much? €10/€5
How do I buy tickets? Ring 087 755 1395
Want more information? Visit CLYT's website here
- 7 - 9 December
Free Radicals Youth Theatre presents ZUGZWANG
Free Radicals Youth Theatre
Written and Directed by Neil Flynn
22 December at 7.00 PM in Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Tickets: €10
Zugzwang is a World Premiere and is presented in association with Siamsa Tíre, supported by Kerry County Council and Creative Ireland's Communities Project Scheme.
All they need is love.
It is the moment of truth for teenagers all over the world.
Under a new law passed by the recently elected Global Government they have one last night to find a life partner, someone to love. If come sunrise they have failed to do so they shall be cast out to a place where a fate of never ending loneliness awaits.
All they need is love. If only it were as simple as that.
Visit https://www.siamsatire.com/events/zugwang-all-they-need-is-love for more information.
- 22 December
Act Out Youth Theatre’s Theatre Trip & New Company
On October 30, Act Out Youth Theatre visited Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin to see Quintessence Theatre's production of Dracula. A bloody good time was had by all at this Halloween-themed theatre trip! Quintessence Theatre's trademark physical theatre and multi-roling techniques meant lots of food for thought for Act Out's members to consider. The feedback was very encouraging, and the members were delighted to have been able to get this photo with the cast on the stage after the show!
Act Out Youth Theatre is also delighted to announce that they are expanding their ranks due to popular demand. On 13 November they will start a new second company, which will be also based out of their home, Navan's Solstice Arts Centre. The company will start off by learning some basic skills and forming an ensemble. They also plan to produce a short piece of work for presentation to the public (alongside the existing company) on the Solstice Arts Centre stage in 2019. The new company is open to all new members aged 12 and over, and there is already a waiting list. If you are interested in joining this new group, you are encouraged to contact AOYT as soon as possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list!
News from Mayo Youth Theatre
Mayo Youth Theatre extends their congratulations to MYT participant Caitlin Hebron who secured a place in the National Youth Theatre Ensemble 2018. Caitlin was one of 16 NYT members who participated in our residential just after the Bank Holiday weekend.
As part of Mayo Arts Service's Excel Youth Arts Programme, MYT received two masterclasses. The first, on 5 November, saw a Masterclass in physical storytelling led by Youth Theatre Ireland’s Dave Kelly. The second, on 15 December, will be a Team Building Masterclass with Annie Ryan, director of Dublin's Corn Exchange Theatre. On 6 November at Ballina Arts Centre, as part of Mayo Arts Service's Excel Youth Arts and Professional Development programmes, over 20 participants worked with Dave Kelly who delivered a one-day Masterclass in Laying the Foundations, a guide to Youth Drama Facilitation.