30 June - 02 July

Complex Youth Theatre - The Gaff

Free Gaff, what could possibly go wrong? – Just a small gathering of friends, nothing too wild

Will Luan finally get Ali’s attention? Will Keith be with Lauren at the end of the night, or will The Bitches of Eastwall show up and wreck everything? There’s no way of avoiding some sort of drama.  Drinking games, dance-offs, break-ups, double-drops and a sink full of vomit later, and the quiet-couple-of-cans is definitely turning into a night to remember (or a night to forget).

 Devised, written and performed by the young people at the Complex Youth Theatre, this new work for audiences aged 14+ is a portrait of that stronghold of teenage resistance and experimentation that materializes during a free gaff.

Staged in an immersive style, and featuring original spoken-word performances woven through the text, The Gaff is a glimpse into the glory and grimness of the session, and how it helps us to try, to fail, and to grow into adulthood.

The play will be performed downstairs in The Complex.

Friday 30thJune, Saturday 1stJuly at 7:30 pm, 

Sunday 2nd July at 3.30 and 7:30 pm.

Seats are limited to 35, so booking is advised, Contact bernadette@thecomplex.ie. for tickets

 Tickets €5

Dates:
30 June - 02 July
Venue:
The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7
Bookings
Contact: bernadette@thecomplex.ie
More Info
thecomplex.ie/news/the-gaff-a-new-play-by-the-complex-youth-theatre/
11/29 & 30 June

Griese Youth Theatre - June events

Griese Youth Theatre perform in Massacre at Mullaghmast as part of Kildare Decade of Commemorations and Irish Military History Seminar on Sunday June 11th at 12 o clock. An original piece written by Jim Burke.

June 29th at 7pm in Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge.

A Double bill of fantastical tales from the Middle Ages. Junior Griese members aged 11/12.

June 30th at 7pm in Riverbank Arts Centre.

Double Bill. Drones by Noel Mac Aoidh and Grimms Fairy Tales by John Morton. Admission €10/8.

Dates:
11/29 & 30 June
Venue:
Riverbank Arts Centre
Bookings
https://www.riverbank.ie/
More Info
https://www.riverbank.ie/
Ongoing

Laois Youth Theatre - Summer Programme and Other News

As part of its Summer Arts Programme, the Laois Arts Office will run a 3 day introduction to drama with drama tutor Mirjana Rendulic in Rathdowney. The workshops will run from Tue 25 to Thurs 27 July at the Youth Café, Rathdowney from 10.30am-2.30pm and from 1.00pm-3.00pm, both workshops are open to ages 10 – 16.  Learn new skills, gain confidence and meet other young people who are interested in learning about acting and performing with an emphasis on having fun. Mirjana is currently working with Laois Youth Theatre in Portlaoise. She is a qualified Drama Facilitator, Actress and Writer and holds L.A.M.D.A Gold medal in Acting, HND in Performing Arts and Fetac (Level 6) in Drama Facilitation.

Mountrath Development Association will hold a registration evening for a new Youth Theatre Group starting in Mountrath on Tuesday 6th June between 7pm and 8pm and workshops will commence on Saturday 17th June from 11-1 for young people ages 12 to 18. All welcome to attend and for more information contact email mountrathdevass@gmail.com

The Portlaoise branch of the Laois Youth Theatre will adjourn for the Summer and recommence in September. Members must be minimum 12 years of age and attending 2nd level school. Young people interested in joining are asked to email the Arts Office at artsoff@laoiscoco.ie or T: 057 8664033/13.

The Laois Youth Theatre junior and senior groups hosted a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of theatre in the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Sunday 14 May.

A large number of friends and family turned up to witness a very high quality theatre event. The junior members performed an abridged version of Around the World in 80 Daysby Philip Brennan and Stephen Colfer. The backdrop projections brought us to each location in the play and added immensely to the experience. This was designed by Nick Anton, Technical manager at the Dunamaise.

 The acting was very impressive all around with the young actors presenting their characters credibly.

The senior group presented Wrap up Warm, a play they devised themselves, it was an intriguing mystery which showcased their talents to the upmost. Again, the group performed to a very high standard. The props and costumes in both shows were provided by the actors. The poster was designed by Isobelle Kelly one of the members of the one of the senior group. The directors were Coordinators Siobhan Coffey and Mirjana Rendulic and they were assisted by Aisling Mc Donald.

Dates:
Ongoing

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