CORACLE YOUTH THEATRE PROJECT – South West Wales
The Coracle Theatre Project is a new and exciting youth company exploring physical theatre. Through exploratory workshops young people from south west Wales are given the opportunity to develop their creative ideas and understanding of performance.
DEVELOPING YOUTH THEATRE – South East Ireland
As part of the Coracle project, The Arts Department of Wexford County Council and Trinity Saint David University, Wales, have invited the National Association for Youth Drama (NAYD) to run a partnership-building seminar for youth theatre leaders from Wales and the South- East of Ireland called FUSE. The seminar will aim to help youth theatre leaders:
• Make contact and share practice with youth theatre leaders from Wales
• Develop their capacity to engage in youth theatre exchanges and collaborative projects
• Develop partnerships with Welsh youth theatres that could lead to new youth theatre exchanges and collaborative projects
The FUSE Seminar will provide opportunities for youth theatre leaders from the South East of Ireland and Wales to get to know each other and share practice through drama workshops, presentation / information sharing events and social activities. The course will also explore the idea of youth exchanges and practical challenges such as funding and welfare, helping youth theatre leaders to build their knowledge base and design quality exchanges. The seminar will also provide space for youth theatres from both countries to identify potential partners and develop real projects and exchanges.
Course dates: Thursday, 26th July – Saturday, 28th July 2012
Venue: Ashdown Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Feedback from the event will be posted here in the week following the course.
As part of Coracle, Wexford County Council contracted the National Association for Youth Drama (NAYD) to explore professional development opportunities for youth drama practitioners in the South East of Ireland and to provide a needs analysis of youth theatre / drama training in the region (Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow).
The results to findings are outlined in this very comprehensive report, called ‘State of Play’. The document is available to download at the bottom of the page.
For further information contact Sinead Barden, County Arts Officer with Wexford County Council at firstname.lastname@example.org and 053 9196441.