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UCC Youth Theatre hosts online workshops for young people aged 14 - 18
In partnership with Creative Ireland, organiser of Cruinniú na nÓg, a free online Drama workshop was held on Sat 13 June as part of Cruinniú na nÓg. The workshop was open to young people aged 14 - 18 with an interest in gaining theatre skills, developing creatively and meeting new people.
UCC Youth Theatre was established in 2017 to contribute to the artistic, personal and social development of young people through their participation in theatre. The Youth Theatre has continued its regular weekly workshops with members during the lockdown developing a radio play, taking part in podcasting training and a book club.
Youth Theatre is a youth work practice that contributes to the artistic, personal and social development of young people through their participation in theatre. UCC Youth Theatre aims to be an inclusive safe place of self-discovery for young people from differing socio-economic backgrounds to learn, create and grow together. The core activities of the youth theatre include weekly theatre practice based workshops, rehearsals and performance.
UCC Youth Theatre is managed by Fionn Woodhouse and is facilitated by Julie O’Leary with support and assistance from Department of Theatre staff and Final Year Students.
Fionn Woodhouse is a lecturer in the Department of Theatre in University College Cork. He is a director, producer and facilitator of drama/theatre with particular interest in youth participation and learning through practice.
Julie O’Leary is a theatre practitioner based in Cork. With a strong emphasis on Physical Theatre and Applied Theatre. She has worked extensively as a facilitator and director for young people for a range of companies both nationally and internationally, including Graffiti Theatre Company, The Abbey, The Lyceum (Edinburgh) and The Citizen’s Theatre (Glasgow).
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UCC Youth Theatre Website: www.ucc.ie/en/fmt/theatre/uccyouththeatre/