Learnings from 2020/21
The last eighteen months have been a steep learning curve for us all. We have experienced some personal and professional highs and lows since March 2020. The existence of youth theatre, and its place in the lives of young people, has never been more vulnerable or more essential.
Thankfully, we've survived and as we are now getting Back in the Room, we can take our collective experiences, our shared knowledge to build a brighter future for youth theatre across Ireland.
Exploring themes of recovery and resilience we will hear from keynote speakers and leading practitioners. We will share our experiences of the last eighteen months, exploring tools, strategies, and approaches for getting Back in the Room.
Our workshops and talks will cover approaches to challenging material, unlocking creativity, and developing self-care and resilience.
We will celebrate the abundance of original material created in the digital space, with a curated retrospective of our members' work over the last eighteen months. Coupled with live youth theatre performance as part of Playshare, we'll continue to put the voices of young people at the centre of Irish Youth Theatre.
With even more opportunities to network, share practice and socialise, the Youth Theatre Practice Symposium is the ideal way to reconnect our youth theatre sector once again.
We cannot wait to see you there.
Participants can expect to:
· Hear inspiring voices from the youth theatre sector and beyond
· Explore areas of current practice and concern through a series of talks and discussions
· Share practice and discuss key questions and themes with other participants
· Learn new skills and approaches through participation in specialist theatre workshops
· Watch some of the best work created on digital platforms by young people
· Network and socialise with organisations and individuals interested in youth theatre practice
· Discover new writing for youth theatre through staged readings by young people
· Reconnect with colleagues and friends old and new
· And more!
Who's it for?
This symposium is aimed broadly at those already engaged in youth theatre practice as well as participants with an interest in youth theatre from the theatre, education, youth work, and community sectors. The symposium is open to adult practitioners aged 18+.
Young people are welcome to attend the Playshare staged readings on Saturday 27th November at the Granary Theatre. Age suitability to be confirmed closer to date.
We are building our programme over the coming weeks with details on how you can take part over the two days in Cork. (Subject to government and public health guidelines).
Stay connected to find out more and book your place early!
We are delighted to once again partner with the Department of Theatre, University College Cork to present Back in the Room: A Youth Theatre Practice Symposium.
Registration & Symposium Packages
Please register at Eventbrite.ie
Tickets: €35 with dinner / €10 symposium only.
A nominal charge of €10 is required to book. This includes access to the full symposium programme, including workshops as well as tea/coffee and lunch.
A very limited number of Early Bird Full Symposium Packages are available from Eventbrite.ie
Delegates wishing to join us for a three-course meal at the Maldron South Mall Hotel on the evening of Friday 26th November can do so for a total ticket price of €35.
Accommodation will be then available at a special discount rate at Maldron Hotel on a first come first served basis for a limited number of rooms.
Details of this will be announced, once all Early Bird Packages have sold out.