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Perforum Presents Michelle Carew and Dave Kelly

3 Oct 2017

Perforum is an events series hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies featuring the work of directors, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.


All Together Now - The Ensemble in Youth Theatre

Michelle Carew, Director, Youth Theatre Ireland, and Dave Kelly, National Training Coordinator, Youth Theatre Ireland. 

Introduction by Niall Cleary, Artistic Director with Graffiti Theatre Company. 

Michelle Carew is Director of Youth Theatre Ireland and has been with the organisation since 2011.
Prior to joining Youth Theatre Ireland, Michelle worked in the cultural and creative 
industries for twelve years in the areas of youth arts, film production and cultural festivals. She holds a BA in Theatre Acting: Devised Performance from the University of Leeds and an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from University College Dublin.

Dave Kelly is the National Training Co-ordinator for Youth Theatre Ireland where he is responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of training programmes and courses for youth theatre practitioners. He is the author of Laying the Foundations a guide to youth drama facilitation. 

Dave is also Artistic Director of Dublin Youth Theatre. He has worked for the Abbey Theatre Outreach Department, Team (Dublin) and Graffiti (Cork) Educational Theatre Companies and has been lead facilitator for Calipo Theatre and Picture Company’s Sharp Focus film projects. He holds a diploma in Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies from N.U.I Maynooth and is a former member of Dublin Youth Theatre.

Perforum events are open to the public and admission is free.

Presented by Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Theatre and Performance Practices and Drama and Theatre Studies, School of Music and Theatre, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork.

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