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
11 - 15 August

Sligo Youth Theatre - Diddle dee eye me eye

Sligo Youth Theatre are currently in rehearsals for their next production, Diddle dee eye me eye , a unique YT production, will be performed during Fleadh Cheoil 2015, the biggest traditional Irish festival in the world. Last year's show, Like a Mammy at a Feis packed houses and prompted a move to the larger Factory Theatre for this year's performances.

At the request of Sligo YT members, a film club will be the latest extra curricular event at the performance space. Showcasing classic movies of all genres, followed by lively discussions, this club already has many excited participants.

Workshops in sound and lighting are also underway, with guest facilitators passing on their practical knowledge to the young members.

Dates:
11 - 15 August
Venue:
The Factory Performance Space
Bookings
Fleadh Cheoil Website: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=FLEADH&organ_val=45669&event_val=0522&schedule=list
19 - 22 August

Limerick Youth Theatre - The Trial

In late August, Limerick Youth Theatre stages a large scale production at 69 O’Connell Street after five weeks intensive rehearsal.

Working with a professional team and a talented young cast, the summer show continues to develop, support and sustain theatre making for young adults in Limerick city. This year is no exception, the show will be directed by Limerick native, Ann Blake.

The Trial written by Franz Kafka adapted by Steven Berkoff.  

Joseph K. has been arrested and is awaiting trial, but he has no idea why. As he attempts to discover what is behind his situation, he sinks deeper and deeper, flailing as he tries to escape.

Summer Show Details 2015

The Trial written by Franz Kafka adapted by Steven Berkoff
Directed by Ann Blake
Show dates: 19 - 22 August (4 nights)
Tickets: 10 euros

Dates:
19 - 22 August
Venue:
69 O'Connell Street Box Office
Bookings
061 774 774
27 - 31 July/28 - 29 August

County Carlow Youth Theatre: Summer Camp/Summer Play Project

County Carlow Youth Theatre are delighted to announce 2 NEW additions to the YT calander.

1) A Performing Arts Summer Camp aimed at 7- 11yr olds, in association with VISUAL Carlow, the week will be jam packed with theatre games and activities along with a little bit of creative craftiness and getting stuck in to making week to remember.

2) CCYT is simply thrilled that this year the YT will engage in its first ever Summer Play Project for 15- 19 yrs! Auditions have taken place and a cast will be announced soon. The very talented Nicholas Kavanagh hailing from Waterford will direct this exciting production in late August with performances scheduled to happen on August 28th & 29th. Young people of Carlow did themselves proud at the open audition and CCYT cant wait to get this show on the road.

Keep up with developments on the Carlow Youth Theatre Facebook Page. If you have any queries then do contact us at countycarlowyouththeatre@gmail.com.

Dates:
27 - 31 July/28 - 29 August
06 July - 11 July

M.A.D. Youth Theatre host exchange with Prague Youth Theatre

M.A.D Youth Theatre is hosting a week long  residential exchange with Prague Youth Theatre on July 6th in the Carlingford Adventure Centre. In February 2014, MADYT was invited by PYT to take part in the CLAsS IN ACTION international Youth Theatre Festival where the members of MAD were hosted in the homes of members of Prague Youth Theatre. They since has developed a strong bond and now MADYT is returning the gesture. The residential is part funded by the Leargas ERASMUS+ programme.

The aim of the residentail is exploring the theme 'Theatre For Change'  and will bring focus to the issue of equality and discrimination. The issue of equality and discrimination will be carefully explored through the drama methods of Augusto Boals 'Forum Theatre' . Forum Theatre is a form of interactive theatre developed by the late Brazilian theatre director, Augusto Boal, as part of his ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’. Forum Theatre empowers the audience to actively explore different options for dealing with shared problems and motivates them to make positive changes in their own lives.

Artistic director Kwasie Boyce will lead the workshops using the resource pack developed by the National Association for Youth Drama that was created specifically for working with young people. The particpants will gain knowlege of these methods and will create their own piece of drama, where the general public will be invited to take part and witness how theatre can be used for change, on the 11th of July. See their facebook/madyouththeatre  page for more information or visit madyt.com  

Dates:
06 July - 11 July
18 July

Complex Youth Theatre - Under The Flag

The production is the outcome of a collaborative theatre project with Junkshop Theatre Company in Nottingham, England. The two youth theatres devised a new piece of theatre each, based on exploratory workshops on post war attitudes between Ireland and England and inherited views from two or three generations of immigration, emigration and inter-cultural marriage. Both youth theatres performed their own plays to a local invited audience earlier this year and then sent the plays to each other.

They will now perform each other’s plays and share opinions based on the material they created and also received. Under the Flag was devised by Junkshop Youth Theatre and will be performed by Complex Youth Theatre. Set in a fictional limbo, it tells of a new community for those seeking to live in peace at a time of conflict between Ireland and England. Some of the people are waiting to cross into this utopia and some are locked in past stories.

Performances: Saturday 18th July at 11am and 1pm. 

Funded by Leargas, Dublin City Council, CDYSB & The Complex

Dates:
18 July
Venue:
Complex Youth Theatre, 41 - 52 Benburb Street, Dublin 7.
Bookings
01-5446922
More Info
thecomplex.ie/

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03 July