10/01/2023 – 27/04/2023
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday
Nuns Island Theatre
Each term costs €50.00
Galway Youth Theatre training will allow participants to acquire new skills in performance and develop their confidence and self-esteem. Galway Youth Theatre offers its main service provision to young people in Galway city but also facilitates programmes throughout Galway County.
Training and Education
Character development with Andrew Flynn/Catherine Denning
Each Tuesday night Galway Youth Theatre members will get the opportunity to explore and enhance their performance skills through character development workshops. Using a host of modern Irish plays, the participants will learn the character-building techniques of Uta Hagen. The workshops will allow members to explore text and bring their imagination as the central reference point of breathing life into a host of characters.
Introduction to Improvisation with Conor Geoghegan
Each Thursday night Galway Youth Theatre members will get the opportunity to explore their creativity and performance spontaneity through improvisation. Conor Geoghegan will facilitate workshops that explore:
- Improv Basics
- Scene Building
- Game of Theatre
- Give/Take of Improvisation
- Who/What/Where of Improvisation
- Build our own improvisation show
- Attachments area
Dedicated weekend masterclasses in playwriting, costume design, dance/movement and Shakespeare will be offered to members In February/March. In 2023 masterclasses will be facilitated by Christian O Reilly, Sara Ben Abdullah, Stephanie Dufresne and Peter Gowen.
Through Galway Youth Theatre’s 2022 film project, members have written two short films: ‘Sandwich’ and ‘Wings’. The scripts were devised and written by the members with mentorship from Jarlath Tivnan. Pre- production of the films will continue in January with the films being shot and edited in January/February. All aspects of the directing, production, filming and editing will be led by Galway Youth Theatre members who will be supported by professional creatives: Andrew Flynn, Jarlath Tivnan, Fintan Geraghty and Paraic O’Curain.
In 2023, Galway Youth Theatre will continue to build a youth and community choir at Galway Arts Centre. The musical director will meet participants every two weeks and build the choral skills and repertoire of the group. The choir will be utilised for future Galway Youth Theatre productions.
Galway Youth Theatre will produce a major production at the Galway International Arts Festival 2023. This production has yet to be finalised, but will involve a large group of young people and will run for 13 performances during the festival in July.