28 April - 30 June 2015

Duisigh Youth Theatre News

Duisigh is a Youth Drama group based in Tralee for 13-18 year olds. It aims to enable young people to explore their world using drama and theatre skills. It has carried out both studio and street performances through the group devising its own script with a strong use of improvisation.

The group, now in its third year, is devising a Theatre in Education piece which is due to tour schools in Tralee in the autumn 2015. The present Drama tutor describes it as, "A Theatre in Education piece which focuses on 4 young people dealing with the pressures of everyday life and the effects these pressures have on them and their families. The range of issues they face are deeply personal...Through the play we see how each of them learn to cope with their situation and find a better way to live as they face up to the challenges."

In March Alan King from NAYD carried out a joint workshop with Duisigh and the Free Radicals Youth Theatre in Tralee. Duisigh has also had one of its members involved in the Young Critics Programme which she has gained an enormous amount from and other members took part recently in a group audition for the National Youth Theatre in Cork with NAYD which they also enjoyed enormously. We also look forward to new members joining the group this September!

If you want to find out more about Duisigh Youth Theatre or are interested in joining in September, contact duisighyouththeatre@gmail.com

Dates:
28 April - 30 June 2015
Posted: 6th May

Mayo Youth Theatre New Facilitator


After two years of inspiring service, Mayo Youth Theatre (MYT) Facilitator Nóirín Barrett moved on to a new post outside of Mayo. Mayo Arts office and MYT would like to thank her and acknowledge all that Nóirín brought to MYT during her tenure. Mayo Arts Office and MYT are delighted to welcome Niamh Devaney as MYT’s new facilitator. Niamh has lots of experience working with young people and has an excellent history in the provision of youth theatre. Niamh has worked with Tubbercurry YT and Sligo YT as well as working with Branching Out, a non-profit, youth founded and led arts organisation, she also has years of experience in professional theatre with the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, where she works as stage manager and lighting operator.

Niamh’s tenure started in March, the first session was a Masterclass in Team Building with founder of the Corn Exchange Theatre, Actress and Director Annie Ryan. This Masterclass was part of Mayo Arts Office Excel, Youth Arts Programme and took place in Ballina Arts Centre. The Masterclass was an opportunity for current members, new members and Niamh to all meet and get to know each other.

Dates:
Posted: 6th May
4 - 8 August

Rusty Frog Youth Theatre - Summer Camp

Rusty Frog Youth Theatre presented a sharing of a work in progress on Saturday 9 May 2015 at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen to celebrate the end of this term.

Rusty Frog (formerly WCAC) Youth Theatre students have been working since October to create characters, stories and situations resulting in this presentation which they entitled, Fragments 2. The performance was a site specific promenade, a series of vignettes, through the Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre.

The piece was derived through an improvisation process, with the young actors working in collaboration to find; a context, a story and a script. For research they used newspaper articles, individuals connected with the new building and their own experiences as students of working in the old centre and then moving. With facilitator, Karen Minihan, they created this unique presentation, encompassing their acquired drama skills which was enjoyed by a full audience.

The group have now broken up until later in the summer when Rónán Mac Raois will lead Theatre and Performance Camp A fun fusion of dynamic theatre and dance workshops. The week provides not only acting and dance training, but also unique space for young people to create their own original scenes.

Building confidence, creativity and communication skills.

Dates: Tuesday 4 August to Saturday 8 August. (10am – 1pm for 9-13 years and 2pm – 5pm for 13-18 years).
Contact: Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre for more details www.westcorkartscentre.com

Dates:
4 - 8 August
Venue:
Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre
27 May - 14 June

Galway Community Circus - May and June Events

In May Galway Community Circus have a youth circus cabaret called "The Super-Circus Cabaret" all of the proceeds from which will be donated to Circus Kathmandu, a youth circus in Nepal who was terribly affected by the recent earthquakes. Date: Wednesday, 27 May.
More info: 
http://galwaycommunitycircus.com/2015/05/the-super-circus-cabaret-in-aid-of-circus-kathmandu-and-the-nepal-earthquake-relief-fund/ 

In June they will be hosting Ireland's first ever community circus seminar, entitled "Circus for All". The day will feature guest speakers,workshops and an international panel of experts discussing the transformative power of circus arts. Date: Saturday 13 June.
More info: http://galwaycommunitycircus.com/2015/04/kulttuurikeskus-piipoo-social-circus-seminar/ 

Also in June, they will be holding their annual circus in the park family festival. This will include performances from the under 12's groups, workshops, games and the first ever public performance by their family circus members. Date: Sunday 14 June
More info: http://galwaycommunitycircus.com/2015/05/super-circus-in-the-park-a-spectacular-circus-festival-of-free-family-fun/

Dates:
27 May - 14 June
13-14 June

Waterford Youth Arts - Between the Lines

Waterford Youth Arts are busy in rehearsals  for the new play Between the Lines by Martina Collender which will take place in Dunhill Amphitheatre on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th June at 3pm and 6pm each day (Weather permitting).

Tickets are €4 (Family tickets €12) and can be bought on the day.

This is a show for all the family and is a take on the traditional Fairy story of Cinderella. Martina has done a great job of re-writing the original and bringing in plenty of laughs and enough twists and turns to keep all ages happy. The show is presented by the 12 - 14 years age group of the drama section in Waterford Youth Arts.

Dates:
13-14 June
Venue:
Dunhill Amphitheatre
More Info
www.waterfordyoutharts.com
26 - 27 June

Griese Youth Theatre - Performing at Riverbank Arts Centre

Griese Youth Theatre will be performing for two nights at the Riverbank Arts Centre in June.

Friday June 26th

 Will Shakespeare Save Us, written by Paul Nimmo

The Essay, written by Ronan Carr.

Saturday June 27th

 Elizabeth and Mr Darcy? Discuss, written by Veronica Coburn

Dates:
26 - 27 June
Venue:
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Bookings
045 448327 boxoffice@riverbank.ie

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