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Could you be a Teen Stage Star or a YouTube Sensation?!

Published: 7th September 2015

OYT(Offaly Youth Theatre) Tullamore in association with Jigsaw Offaly are holding auditions for a New Original Play called Write Your Mind which will premiere at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre in December 2015 with film adaptions to launch on YouTube in 2016.

Excellent Male & Female Parts on gritty subjects like; self-Harm, bullying, alcoholism, anxiety & more. If you are aged between12-21 and would like to perform in an exciting new drama, auditions are taking place on Monday 14th September 7-9 p.m.@ Central Hotel, Tullamore. Please bring a short prepared Monologue & you may be asked to read an extract also on the night.

Jigsaw Offaly is a Youth Mental Health service for 12-25 year olds living in Co. Offaly, where young people can avail of one-to-one support with a Clinical Support Worker. Jigsaw Offaly is a FREE service which has helped more than 660 young people since its inception in 2012. As well as providing one-to-one support, Jigsaw Offaly is also working within the community to educate young people and adults about Youth Mental Health and to break down the associated stigma. Collaborating with Offaly Youth Theatre, this project will shine a light on Youth Mental Health, through the medium of the Arts.

Over a six month process, the project commenced with established writers from all over Ireland and beyond, entering a writing competition on the theme of coping with a mental health difficulty. 6 writers were selected who have come through a workshop process with OYT members and Jigsaw YAP (Youth Advisory Panel) members participating in a process led by the esteemed Playwright of Offaly origin, Eugene O’ Brien. Having refined and redrafted on the advice of the young people and Mentors, the 6 monologues are now ready for rehearsals!

So, if you are a budding De Niro or Streep and want to get your hands on gritty subject matter which will showcase your acting range, whilst doing something positive and empowering for Youth Mental Health…now is your chance!

To register your interest email offalyyouththeatre@gmail.com or call/text 05793 57400/086 021 8227. Rehearsals will take place every Monday evening in Tullamore.

This project has been supported by Offaly County Council Arts Act Grant, Tullamore Credit Union Community Grant & HSE Lottery Grant.

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