Offaly Youth Theatre comes to Edenderry

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

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Do you day dream of acting in films or being on the stage? Would you like to find out how to get there? Now’s your chance, learn and develop the skills that you need with your friends in a fun, relaxed environment in Edenderry.

Do you day dream of acting in films or being on the stage? Would you like to find out how to get there? Now’s your chance, learn and develop the skills that you need with your friends in a fun, relaxed environment in Edenderry.

Offaly Youth Theatre (OYT) provides young people aged 14 -20 years with the opportunity to be trained by a professional at low cost to the participant. So, if you have ever wanted to try acting (but didn’t know where to go), or you never had the chance to learn (because there was nowhere to go) or you even fancy yourself as the next Colin Farrell or Seoirse Ronan (because they are well, mega stars!) you now have the opportunity to try. Maybe you won’t be the next mega star but you can have fun trying!

OYT was established in 2011 in Birr and Tullamore and is subsidised by Offaly County Council Arts Office. OYT is about developing young people’s acting abilities through innovative ways. There is no pressure to perform, more an encouragement for young people to develop social and personal skills and positive self esteem which in turn aids in the development of theatre skills and ultimately confident, independent and innovative young people.

Now OYT has been able to open a ‘chapter’ in Edenderry. Jim Lawlor, a trained OYT facilitator and actor will be leading the chapter in Edenderry. Jim is currently a member of the Broken Bottles Theatre Company, but has also been a member of the Edenderry Drama Society and Clonbullogue Drama Society. He has been trained by the National Association of Youth Drama and the Drama League of Ireland and is Garda Vetted.

For more information please come and visit us on Friday 15th November at 7pm to 9pm in Public Access Arts, JKL Street, Edenderry or if you cannot make that session call 057 9357400 or email arts@offalycoco.ie .Please do spread the word and tell your friends about this opportunity.