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UCC Youth Theatre 2018

9 Aug

UCC Department of Theatre is delighted to announce the starting dates of this year’s UCC Youth Theatre. Workshops will start back on the Thurs 20th Sept from 7-9pm in the Theatre Lab on the Western Road. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to come along and try it out. 

UCC Youth Theatre offers an introduction to theatre skills for young people aged 15+. Over 20 weeks of drama workshops participants will gain an understanding of a range of theatre techniques whilst working towards a performance. During the course participants will experience different approaches to devising theatre including physical theatre, improvisation, writing, scene work, and character development. The course is open to any young person with an interest in building theatre skills, developing creatively and having good fun. Last year UCC YT members took part in the Cork Youth Theatre Shorts Exchange, presenting two short plays, and the Cork Midsummer Meet UP, attending workshops and performances as part of Cork Midsummer Festival.

Workshops are facilitated by Julie O’Leary, a theatre practitioner based in Cork. With a strong emphasis on Physical Theatre and Applied Theatre, Julie 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). Staff from across the School of Music and Theatre will also give guest workshops during the year in areas such as ensemble, playwrighting, improvisation, etc. 

This initiative is supported by the UCC Plus+ office and the School of Music and Theatre.

To register your interest or sign up for the Youth Theatre, please go to: 

https://www.ucc.ie/en/music-theatre/drama/eveningclasses/onlineregistrationform/

 

 

For more on this story contact:

Fionn Woodhouse

Lecturer in Applied Drama

Drama and Theatre Studies

School of Music and Theatre

University College Cork

Tel | 021-4904359

E | fionn.woodhouse@ucc.ie

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