How can youth theatre practice support the inclusion of young people both within a workshop space, in performance spaces, and in wider contexts across their lives?
This year’s symposium explores how youth theatres are currently developing inclusive practice, offering skills workshops to examine approaches to inclusion with opportunities to discuss and share practice and work towards shaping future supports.
With workshops and presentations across a range of areas including Exploring Inclusive Methodologies in Youth Theatre Facilitation, Demystifying and developing Inclusive Drama and Story-Making and Dyslexia in Youth Theatre the symposium facilitates a chance to reflect on what is working and what could be different – come and join us!
This year the Playshare event will see three new plays specially written for 11-14-year-olds, receiving staged extracts for the very first time.
The Youth Theatre Practice Symposium 2022 will be hosted by the Department of Theatre, University College Cork and Youth Theatre Ireland. The 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+.
What to Expect
Participants can expect to:
- Hear inspiring voices from the youth theatre sector and beyond
- Explore current youth theatre practice through a series of presentations, discussions, and practical workshops
- Discover recent projects, case studies, and developments through the lens of the ’Supporting Inclusion’ theme
- Learn new skills and approaches through participation in specialist drama workshops
- Network and socialise with organisations and individuals interested in youth theatre practice
- Discuss key questions and themes with other participants and share practice
- Discover new writing for youth theatre in association with the Scripts Festival and the George B. Miller Award.
- Reconnect with colleagues and friends old and new
- And more!
With even more opportunities to network, share practice and socialise, the Youth Theatre Practice Symposium is a brilliant opportunity to connect and learn from each other.
We are building our programme over the coming weeks with details on how you can take part over the two days in Cork.
We cannot wait to see you there.
€10 symposium only. This includes access to the full symposium programme, including workshops as well as tea/coffee and lunch
€45 as above + 3-course dinner at Jury's Hotel, Anderson's Quay, Centre, Cork, T12 DCR9 available until Oct 19th
Early Bird €100 As above, +1 night single room B&B & Dinner at Jury's Hotel, Anderson's Quay, Centre, Cork, T12 DCR9 (Single Room Occupancy - save €85) 10 available until Oct 19th
Early Bird €150 2 x Symposium Entry, Dinner x 2 people +1 night twin room B&B & at Jury's Hotel, Anderson's Quay, Centre, Cork, T12 DCR9 (Double/ TWIN Room Occupancy - save €90) 5 available until Oct 19th
This option is perfect if you are coming with a friend or another colleague from your youth theatre and you are happy to share a twin room.
The Youth Theatre Symposium is delivered in partnership with Youth Theatre Ireland the Department of Theatre, University College Cork. It is supported by The Arts Council and The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.
A meal or room package can be cancelled free of charge ( less service fee) on or before Oct 19th. After that, room packages must be paid for but can be transferred to a third party. Any issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Young people are welcome to attend the Playshare staged extracts on Saturday 19th November at the Granary Theatre. Open to young people aged 12+ accompanied by parents or youth theatre leaders.