Close on a year ago I went to an open meeting of theatre practitioners and drama facilitators in Wexford Opera House to spend a few hours hearing from NAYD about Coracle, an inclusive programme of cross-border activities improving competitiveness in a commercial landscape and employability for creative practitioners in South East Ireland and South West Wales.
Youth groups and theatre groups were surveyed by NAYD on their needs and wants in terms of development and one the results of the survey is a new initiative being delivered by the Wexford Arts Department called the Work It! Youth Theatre Development Programme.
Between March and May there are a number of half day, one day and two day training sessions and workshops on youth drama facilitation, setting up your own youth theatre, child protection training and introducing basic drama skills and group skills to young people have have never done drama before. As well as that, through the NAYD’s involvement there is free mentoring and development available to groups in the south east along with access to Skillshare (sharing theatre skills and workshops between groups) and access to Fuse, a cross-border collaborative youth theatre seminar taking place later this year.
As the work of The Devious Theatre Company continues to expand and we continue to develop the company at adult and youth level, some of us will be in attendance at at least one if not two of the session days taking place between March and May.
All workshops are free and should attract people in the Southeast who are working, or interested in working, in a youth drama/theatre context with young people; beginner and experienced youth theatre facilitators, senior youth theatre members, youth workers, volunteers from local amateur drama groups, community workers, teachers and parents etc.
Brochure Download & Applications
You can download a brochure here or for more information contact The Arts Department of Wexford County Council at email@example.com or 053 – 9196369. Places are strictly limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis – early booking advised so you don’t miss out. To find out more about Coracle and to upload a profile as an individual practitioner, youth theatre or arts organisation visit www.coracle.eu.com