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Laois Youth Theatre News

The Laois Youth Theatre resumes on Saturday the 10th of January 2015 in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, for what is anticipated to be a fun-filled and hectic season. If you are interested in drama, making plays, learning creative skills and meeting new people, this is the opportunity for you.

Portlaoise YT rehearse the Musician at the Dunamaise © Ciara Drennan

Portlaoise YT rehearse the Musician at the Dunamaise © Ciara Drennan

During the workshops young people get the opportunity to learn all aspects of theatre, from creative game play to back stage management, gaining confidence and making new friends along the way. Aspects of drama, including voice, movement, improvisation, physical theatre and performance skills are covered in the weekly workshops culminating in a year end production which showcases the hard work undertaken by all members throughout the season.

Affiliated with the National Association for Youth Drama, our members are offered the prospect of travelling to other shows and networking nationally with other Youth Theatres. Established for over twenty years, many of our past members have gone on to study and pursue careers in theatre nationally and internationally.

Youth Theatre coordinator Siobhan Coffey is a highly qualified drama tutor. She has worked with Laois Youth Theatre for many years and has successfully produced and directed plays with LYT and has been a driving force for youth drama in Laois.

New this year and due to demand, there will be two workshops taking place in the Dunamaise Arts Centre:

Workshop 1: 12-14years 10am-11.30am
Workshop 2: 15-18 years 12noon -1.30pm
Fee for the year is €100 and can be paid in full or in two installments of €50 [payment of fees is required on enrolment] Call the Laois Arts Office now to book your place on 057 8664033/13 or email: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
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