After my recent foray into the world of blogging (one blog so far!), I thought we could start a blog about our Youth Theatre- so everyone can see how fabulous they are! It’ll work as a record of what we’ve done and where we are going, while letting anyone who is interested in Youth Theatre know a bit about the mysterious inner workings of a Youth Theatre. To kick it off here’s a bit about the group.
Now in our second term of our first year, we currently have 23 young people aged between 13-18years. We meet every Tuesday evening, for sessions with Mark Rogers, Ann Ryan and Eimear Morrissey. So far we have worked on everything from improvisation to Stanislavski technique to dance, we have seen a number of productions: The brilliantly imaginative “Six Characters in Search Of a Author” in The Project Theatre performed by DYT (Dublin Youth Theatre), we have experienced Opera in the shape of “The Magic Flute” by Opera Theatre Company, and been introduced to Physical Theatre by Cois Ceim’s “Touch Me”. We were lucky enough to have a great follow up workshop with Philippa Donnellan from Cois Ceim.
Coming up we have a date to see “Wheelchair on my Face” by Fishamble: The New Play Company and have just begun working towards a showcase for the end of April.
Knowing how creative our Youth Theatre happens to be, it seems that the most qualified to write, review and record the Youth Theatre- is the Youth Theatre. So from next week they’ll do just that, one or two participants will take on reviewing what we are doing each Tuesday, as well as telling us a bit about themselves, what they think about theatre, what they thought of the plays we have seen or a technique they have learned… anything theatre-y really.
We are lucky to have a few bloggers in the groups, so after a bit of blog delegation, first up we’ll have Izzy Philips with a review of last week, followed by a short opinion piece….so lets see how we get on…