D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2017

August 10, 2017


D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2017
SUNDAY 01 OCT 2017 
11AM-2PM   Draíocht Studio 
​Ages: 14-18 Yrs


Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre (D15YT), for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15YT runs on Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm, during school term times starting in October.

All are welcome to auditions, please drop into Draíocht to pick up an Application Form or phone 01-8852622 and we can post you one, or email you one.

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 or read our Blog or follow us on Facebook

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D15 Youth Theatre OVER AND OUT for this term

July 1, 2017

4 July 2017

10 days of solid work, 1 super ensemble, 5 past youth theatre members back to help, 1 past member as our writer, 3 birthdays, 3 cakes, 1 technical dream team, 2 directors, 100's of coffee's, 1,000's of laughs, an abundance of positive energy, 2 shows, 1 SELL OUT and loads of happy audience members and cast.

That is D15 Youth Theatre OVER AND OUT for this term! See you all back in October!













1 July 2017

Today these incredible young people take to the stage at Draiocht Blanchardstown to present their play iCourt. Devised by the members and written by ALEX CAHILL - one of the first D15 Youth Theatre members who through a chance meeting came to write our play this year.



Its been a pretty special year with many of our original D15 Youth Theatre members coming back to help with props, set, sound, costume and writing.
We love to see old faces come back to support, help and share their youth theatre stories with our current members. We hope youth theatre creates memorable times for all of our members and we love it when you let us know how you are getting on after you have moved on to pastures new.
We are proud of all of our members new and old.
You are who make Youth Theatre, with your energy, talent and kindness.
You are super bunch of young people and we hope you have a good show.
Break a leg and THANK YOU for being YOU.

Tickets available call Draiocht Box Office on 01-8852622.

1 July 2017

When the original members of D15 Youth Theatrecome back to help on a production and you're beaming with pride at how wonderful they are. Alex has written this years play, Leanne is operating the sound and and Carla popped in today to take photos of the Dress Rehearsal and help with production. 



We love having you back to help out and share your stories about your time here with our current members. Thank you for your help, but more importantly your talent and positive energy.

Eimear Morrissey & Mark Rogers, D15 Youth Theatre

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-8098029.

 

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D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2016

August 12, 2016


D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2016
Sunday 25 September 2016
Draíocht Studio

11AM-2PM / Draíocht

Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre, for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15 Youth Theatre runs Tuesday evenings 7-9pm, during schools term times starting in October.

All welcome to auditions.
Drop into Draíocht to pick up an application form or download HERE

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-8098029.

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D15 Youth Theatre and Collapsing Horse Mid-Term Workshop Feb 2016

February 15, 2016

Mid-Term Workshop - 15-19 February 2016
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.15am – 5.00pm
Half-day Wednesday 10.15am – 1pm


Collapsing Horse - Human Child

Collapsing Horse are Draiocht's Theatre Artists in Residence for 2016 ... read more HERE ... 
They'll be working over the Mid-term with Draiocht's D15 Youth Theatre members ... read more HERE ... 

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Collapsing Horse is a production company that’s serious about play. We make work that embraces the simple, spectacular and the magic of theatre. We’re really excited about when people come together they suspend their disbelief, they transform the imaginary into the very nearly real.


Collapsing Horse - Monster Clock

Watch a snippet of Collapsing Horse in Action ... 


For 5 days over mid-term, Draiocht's D15 Youth Theatre members will get a chance to work with Collapsing Horse, learn the principals of what makes a Collapsing Horse show, and learn skills including puppetry, music/sound design, “complicity” ensemble work, devising, design and large-scale spectacle puppetry.

The workshop will explore the tension between "Illusion" and "the thing you can't fake" in performance for theatre. The “Illusion” in theatre is that a cloth, with eyes painted on, is a sentient being. The illusion is that beds are ships, that actors are characters, that masks are faces, that cloth is the sky, and that the same cloth, when used a different way, is the sea, that journeys take moments and that stories have endings.


Collapsing Horse - Aeneid

There will be 3 specialist facilitators across the week who will introduce an extra skill that we can use towards our goals for the week.

Monday
Introduction to Collapsing Horse, puppetry and basic principles of ensemble work. In the afternoon Cathal McGuire, of Game Theory Theatre Company, will work on “complicity” – the game that actors play with the audience and each other.

Tuesday
Asking; what have we got for free? How do you use the space you’re in, the people you have and the people you’re working with to get material for your show? In the afternoon Paul McDonnell, from Macnas and tutor in IADT, will show us large scale puppetry and ask; what are the principles of bringing a puppet to life when the stage is as big as a street?


D15 Youth Theatre

Wednesday (half day)
Taking myth and fairytale and using them as a launch-pad for devising, asking ourselves; what’s in those early stories that’s of interest to us today?

Thursday
Musician and Associate Director of Pan Pan Theatre, Maeve Stone, will give a workshop exploring music, song and sound design and how it can be used to create the illusion of the world of show.

Friday
In the afternoon we will give a short presentation of the work we’ve done over the week. 


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D15 Youth Theatre


D15 Youth Theatre

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Collapsing Horse - Draíocht’s New Theatre Artists in Residence 2015/2016

September 28, 2015

Our 3 year Hallelujah! Clown Choir Project with Veronica Coburn ends with a bang in October with their final production, Ship of Fools and we are delighted to be welcoming our new Theatre Artists in Residence to Draíocht, Collapsing Horse ...



‘We’re Collapsing Horse, we’re a young theatre company from Dublin and we’ll be the new Theatre Artists in Residence in Draíocht 2015/2016. From January 2016 we’ll be working with D15 Youth Theatre, sharing our skills in puppetry and using theatrical illusion to bring ordinary objects to life. We will also be utilizing Draíocht’s Studio and technical facilities to develop a new play called Conor, about a child who journeys up to the sky. We use projections, animated backgrounds and live puppetry to create the experience of seeing the scale of the universe for the first time. We’ve had a great relationship with Draíocht since they presented our first show, Monster/Clock in 2013. We were back again in March 2015 with our creepy fairytale Human Child. We’re thrilled to be supported by Draíocht, Fingal County Council and the Arts Council to be making new work while engaging with Draíocht’s young audience.’


To find out more about this Residency, email Emer McGowan, Director Draiocht, emer@draiocht.ie

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