Young Critics 09
The NAYD Young Critics Programme has been created for all of you youth theatre members who have BIG opinions on theatre and an even BIGGER passion for telling others what you think!
You don’t have to be a literary genius or even a loudmouth to take part; you only need to have an interest in critiquing and reviewing theatre. We hope that the Programme will inspire all of you Young Critics to get writing about theatre, sharing your views and reviews with the rest of the world.
Ink-shy people need not apply.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL FORUM
The Forum will include at least two weekends, four performances and umpteen workshops and one public critic’s panel chaired by Karen Fricker, theatre critic .
There will be an introductory workshop on Friday evening, followed by a morning workshop, matinee and evening performance on Saturday. The following morning, fresh as daisies after a good night’s sleep (yeah right), our leading theatre critic Karen Fricker will chair the Young Critics Forum. This will be your chance to praise, shred, cheer, tear apart, ridicule, moan, rave about, applaud whatever you think about the performances you’ve seen.
We’ll supply the biros and notebooks!
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS:
The first weekend will take place from 27 - 29 March in Dublin. The second weekend from 2 - 4 October.
For the March event the group will be attending:
The Abbey Theatre’s production of The Comedy Of Errors by William Shakespeare
A merchant in search of his wife and son. A twin in search of his brother. A wife who has ‘two’ husbands, one who has fallen in love with her sister. A second set of twins, a gold chain and a ‘stolen’ ring. Confused? Don’t worry all will be revealed but will the bewildered characters be able to work it all out!
Rough Magic presents Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer by Michel Tremblay (new translation by Bryan Delaney)
On a hot, humid summer night in Montreal, eleven characters come out on their balconies. A young couple in the first flush of love, a widow mourning, two gay couples struggling with the end of love, a woman whose life is spent caring for her father, a son who has returned to a mother but yet has not!
Though its structure is based on the ritual of High Mass, Solemn Mass… captures the humanity of these characters and the promise, disillusionment, grief and frailty of love.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Nomination forms have been sent to all youth theatres. You need to fill one in and get it back to us by the 13 March.
AND IT’S FREE! NAYD cover the costs of accommodation, food, theatre tickets and will refund your travel costs when you get to Dublin.
It is essential that participants attend both weekends.
If you have any questions, contact me on 01-8781301 or by email
See you there,
Youth Theatre Officer