With thanks to the Climate Justice fund supported by DCEDIY, Youth Theatre Ireland are delighted to offer a Production Bursary Fund to produce 'Seaborne' by Carly Magee-Tollerton.
“Seaborne” is an environmental play aimed to be performed by 10-14-year-olds, wherein the world has flooded into pockets of isolated communities, one of those being a group of children left alone by adults to survive. The play’s purpose is to have a vital role in introducing the issue of the climate crisis to young people, through the imagined event of a global natural disaster caused by climate change. Set in a “not too far future”, these children are grappling with the responsibility of looking after their sinking home, as well as their mental health and those around them. Climate Justice is a key global issue that will disproportionately affect young people and this play allows young people to engage with a topic that will be very important to their future and the future of our planet.
The Production fund (€10,000) aims to support a youth theatre group to stage a high quality performance of Seaborne and to support young people participating in the project to have a high quality experience. The production should be stage locally no later than 31st December 2023.
The successful applicant will also perform as part of Youth Theatre Ireland's annual Symposium in Cork on the 10th or 11th of November (exact date TBC). Additional costs to stage the production at the Symposium will be funded by Youth Theatre Ireland.
A copy of the script can be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of making your application.
The online application form can be found here
A budget template can be dowloaded below.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd June 2023.
The successful applicant will be informed by the Wednesday 28th of June.
Carly Magee-Tollerton's Seaboure was a joint recipient of the inaugural George B. Miller Award in 2022. This was an initiative of Scripts Ireland and was developed in partnership with Youth Theatre Ireland.
Members of Griese Youth Theatre performing an excerpt from Seaborne at the 2022 Youth Theatre Ireland Symposium. Credit: Marcin Lewandowski