Young Creators @ Theatre Royal

Theatre Skills Mentoring Programme launched @ Theatre Royal Waterford

Young Creators @ Theatre Royal

Transition year students from St. Angela’s Ursuline Convent, Newtown School, De La Salle & Mount Sion C.B.S. will work together to create a piece of theatre under the guidance of many of Waterford’s experienced arts practitioners.

Through the support of Creative Ireland Waterford and the Arts Council this exciting new programme encourages collective thinking as a ‘production company’ and with mentoring supports from arts professionals and venues will provide each student with the opportunity to fully realise their creative potential.

Following open workshops in September, the 27 young people will now become co-creators of their own production.  The students will have responsibility for the creative process; they will plan, develop, write, perform, create, manage and control their production under the watchful eye of experienced theatre practitioners and mentors.   It is envisaged that the young participants will work with other artists and city-wide practitioners throughout the 16-week process.

Theatre Royal welcomes the inclusion of director and writer Liam Meagher and musician and producer Eadaoin Walsh who will join forces with Dermot Quinn, designer and technician and Anouschka Detourney, artist and theatre administrator.  The project is the creation of Theatre Manager Mary Boland who believes; ‘it is the responsibility of those with many years’ experience to pass on their knowledge to those who wish to learn, create and make.  To ensure the future of theatre in Waterford is safeguarded and to ensure fun is had along the way!’

The project culminates with a performance of the work created by the Theatre Skills Mentoring Programme team at the Theatre Royal in January 2020. 

Watch this space for more information and details. 

For Further Information contact Mary Boland