These videos introduce the Young Critics Programme and you can also find out about the benefits of participation for young people.
Facilitators and educators will find a step by step approach to delivering a theatre criticism programme to their group, everything from preparing them for the theatre experience to creating their own reviews.
The resource suite is for youth theatre facilitators, youth arts workers, teachers and young people with an interest in theatre. Content is also suitable for youth clubs, in classrooms and for groups at all levels of experience.
The resource has been divided into seven sections. For best results you should become familiar with each section in order.
Section 1: About the Young Critics Programme
Find out about Youth Theatre Ireland's Young Critics Programme; top tips for delivering your own programme; and the benefits of participation for young people.
Section 2: Exploring Theatre
Explore the group's understanding of theatre while introducing participants to some of the fundamental concepts of theatre.
Section 3: What is Theatre Criticism?
Introduce the group to theatre criticism and the role of the critic.
Section 4: Preparing to see the show
How does a critic prepare for a production? A guide to 'detective work' i.e. researching the background to the production.
Section 5: The Theatre Experience
An insight into what to expect when attending the theatre.
Section 6: After the Show
"You liked it. Why?" Take your group on a reflective journey and help them to make a critical response.
Section 7: Creating a Critical Response
The group have something to say and they want to share it, what next?