Offaly Youth Theatre hosting workshops for teenagers

FACILITATORS Anne Moloney Macdara Deery, and Angela Ryan will run fun, engaging, challenging theatre workshops for teenagers in Birr and Tullamore locations over one weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24.

FACILITATORS Anne Moloney Macdara Deery, and Angela Ryan will run fun, engaging, challenging theatre workshops for teenagers in Birr and Tullamore locations over one weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24.

This 2-day intensive acting workshop will focus on basic techniques required for acting on stage or film. Using improvised scenes and scripted scenes from plays and films, the group will explore and develop the craft and discipline needed to perform well on stage or at screen tests.

The weekend is to give young people a taste of involvement in Offaly Youth Theatre. From September weekly sessions in Birr, Banagher and Tullamore will be available, all under the umbrella of Offaly Youth Theatre. There are plans to extend the project to Edenderry in the future. This initiative will provide teenagers with long term professional theatre training locally, in a fun and safe environment.  

Youth Theatre is an opportunity for young people to broaden their experiences, develop and enhance their intellectual and artistic sensibilities and imagination, while stimulating their ability to make ethical decisions, form relationships and build confidence, patience and pride. Helping young people to find their voice and position is perhaps the most important role of Youth Theatre.

The project is being facilitated by local theatre professionals, all with experience in developing theatre with young people. The project is being funded by Offaly County Council and fees will be kept low to maximize accessibility. Places are available to teenagers, age 14+. Bookings for both locations are through Birr Theatre and Arts Centre box office 057 9122911.

Early booking advised for limited places. See www.birrtheatre.com or call 086-8551937 for further information.