D15 Youth Theatre
Established in October 2011, Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre (D15YT) gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas. Meeting every Tuesday evening, our 30 strong membership work weekly with our facilitators, from October to June.
D15YT SHOWS & PROJECTS
D15YT fully produce a biennial theatre show. Past stage shows include ‘Truth’ (2013), ‘DNA’ (2015), ‘iCourt’ (2017) and ‘Trust’ (2019).
In 2021, D15YT produced a film instead of a show called 'OVERHEARD Wheelie Interesting Stories', in September 2021.
In July 2023, D15YT produced 'CACTUS'.
MEMBERS FEEDBACK ...
“I’ve never felt so comfortable around a group of people in my life. Everyone in the group is friends, we get on so well we even joke and say that we’re a family. Being so comfortable around my fellow group members allows me to express myself, blossom and be creative and this in turn helps me to develop as an actress and writer all the time. Having such a supportive and constructive creative environment available is fantastic and does wonders for your confidence and self-esteem. When you show up to a workshop on a Tuesday night having had a crap day or week, you know you’re going to leave with a smile on your face because the chemistry and energy in the group is amazing, it just lifts your spirits immediately when you step into the same room as them.”
Shauna, past D15YT Member
“At D15 Youth Theatre you can be yourself, nobody judges you and you can let the worries of reality slip away. It acts as an escape for most members, a break from school work or annoying parents; we all know life can be a bit stressful every now and then, but no matter what mood I'm in, I'm always looking forward to 7pm Tuesdays!.”
Izzie, past D15YT Member