Pathways to Professionalism is a dynamic programme geared towards senior youth theatre members aged 16+ who are interested in careers in theatre or the arts.
It offers a wide range of workshops and residencies to broaden young people’s horizons and create new possibilities for their futures.
In the past we have offered design workshops in collaboration with Dublin Fringe Festival, monologue and audition workshops, and in 2023 we introduced Member to Facilitator for youth theatre members who are interested in exploring youth theatre facilitation.
This residency is aimed at Senior Youth Theatre Members (16+) who are interested in exploring playwriting, set/costume design, and directing. This short residency aims to give the participants a taste of these elements of theatre making, while learning new skills and making friends.
Participants will take part in 4 workshops daily with each day dedicated to either playwriting, design, or directing. The final day/afternoon will be focused on bringing these elements together. Professionals from each of these disciplines will facilitate these workshops along with Rebecca Feely, National Programme Co-Ordinator.
The residency will run from Monday 12th of February to Friday 16th of February in Dublin. Accommodation will be in a hostel, dormitory style with shared bathrooms, and meals are included. Welfare officers will be present in each workshop and in the accommodation.
You must be 16 years of age by February 1st in order to participate and proof of age is required upon acceptance of your place. You must be a full and current member of your youth theatre in order to participate.
The application due date is December 8th. 10 participants will be selected and informed mid-January.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Feely, National Programme Co-Ordinator.
Member to Facilitator
This programme is a short residential weekend aimed at senior youth theatre members who wish to or are taking on leadership and facilitation roles in their youth theatres. Member to Facilitator is all about the A to Z of the youth theatre experience, like what is the purpose of a warm-up? And how do you build a workshop?